Happy Birthday (cake) America Bars!

Happy Birthday(cake) America Bars

With the 4th of July right around the corner, I figured now was the perfect time to share these delicious birthday cake bars with a patriotic twist! They are SO simple and are a real crowdpleaser. The flavor possibilities and combinations are endless but I just so happen to think that this sugar cookie/birthday cake combo is out of this world good!

Cookie base + toasted marshmallow filling + a delicious rice crispy top = YUM. Below are some of the flavor combinations that I’ve either tried and loved or want to try in the very near future! 

  • Peanut butter cookie + butterscotch rice crispy
  • Sugar cookie + birthday cake rice crispy
  • Brownie + cookies & cream rice crispy
  • Chocolate chip cookie + caramel rice crispy
  • Oatmeal cookie + white chocolate cranberry rice crispy

Follow along with the recipe below and let me know what you think! If you happen to get creative and discover a winning flavor combination, I’d love to hear about it. Now go make a batch of these bad boys to take to your next family function or backyard bbq!
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Happy Birthday (cake) America Bars!
Serves 9
A delicious dessert bar, perfect for a potluck or backyard bbq!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 14.5 package of pre-made sugar cookie dough (or you could make your own!)
  2. 1 10oz bag of mini marshmallows
  3. 1 11oz bag of white chocolate chips
  4. 4 tbs unsalted butter
  5. 2/3 cup corn syrup
  6. 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  7. 5 cups crispy rice cereal
  8. Sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Press cookie dough into the bottom of an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
  4. Remove baking dish from oven and immediately pour marshmallows on top of cookie layer. Place back in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until marshmallows have melted.
  5. Pour chocolate chips, vanilla extract, butter and corn syrup in a large non-stick pot over medium heat and stir until heated and smooth. I like to throw in a handful of sprinkles at this point.
  6. Pour the rice cereal into the pot and stir to entirely coat and cover the rice cereal.
  7. Pour cereal mixture evenly on top of the marshmallow layer and slightly press down to flatten. Add more sprinkles on top while the rice cereal is sticky.
  8. Let cool for 4 hours or overnight. Slice into bars and devour.
  1. Feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations! Also, if you'd like your bars to be a bit thinner than mine, use an 11x7 baking dish instead of an 8x8.
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