Easy Halloween Treats Recipe For Ooey Gooey Bars

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Easy Halloween Treats – Orange and Black Ooey Gooey Squares Make Halloween Cookies Kids Love and Adults Too!

Halloween is a time when I always have extra kids and families around.  When it comes to easy Halloween treats, I turn to my most popular recipes of all times.  These Halloween cookies kids will eat (and adults too) are also simple to make.  In fact, my daughter was known for Ooey Gooey Squares from my KITCHEN 101 cookbook (easiest book)  in high school.  Now, I keep the ingredients in my pantry to make this delicious easy bar cookie recipe whenever I want a fast and fantastic treat.  I only would only give easy Halloween cookie recipes that are also even better for you. This year I got into the Halloween spirit and used red and yellow food coloring to make the filling orange.  Remember that color chart! The chocolate chips gave the burst of black making it a fun Halloween homemade treat!

Halloween Cookies Kids LOVE! Ooey Gooey Bars Make Delicious Easy Halloween Treats

What Halloween homemade treat can be better than orange and black? Of course, I have easy Halloween cookie recipes and I especially like making bar cookies.  They are easier to make in one pan and you don’t have to stand  in the kitchen making cookies. Use dark chocolate chips for better health and rich chocolate contrast in flavor to the sweet orange cream cheese filling! You sometimes can find orange food coloring, but if not, just use red and yellow.  For a switch, you can also use a Devil’s Food cake mix for a “black” chocolate bottom.  I have done that too so have fun with the recipe.  If your scared of cooking, this recipe will cure that fear!! Boo!!! Check out my other easy Halloween recipes

Ooey Gooey Squares from KITCHEN 101 cookbook

This recipe tops my list of easy Halloween cookie recipes and probably has been my most requested and all-time favorite bar cookie.  All ages grab them and, best of all, it so easy and quick. HALLOWEEN SPECIAL:  Enter BOO for 25% discount on my cookbooks:

Makes 48 squares

1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In mixing bowl, beat together cake mix, butter, egg, and water until well mixed. Spread batter into prepared pan.
3. In mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, egg whites, and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour this mixture over batter in pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool to room temperature and cut into squares.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 138, Calories from Fat 36%, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 112mg, Carbohydrates 21g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 17g, Protein 2g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Terrific Tip: I always keep these pantry-friendly ingredients for whenever I need a fast emergency dessert.

Easy Halloween Recipes and Healthy Easy Cooking Come to Your Kitchen!

Ooey Gooey Squares has been one of our most popular family recipes for as long as I can remember. Even my husband says this is his favorite recipe of all my desserts. So, of course, it belonged in KITCHEN 101 because you can whip up this delicious bar cookie in minutes.

I always keep the ingredients on hand for whenever I need a treat. Perfect for Halloween pick up and year round. KITCHEN 101 makes the best easy cookbook to start cooking. I tried to keep the recipes less than 10 ingredients and always one-stop shopping. Eating healthy or even healthier is what I am about–even with these bar cookies.

Halloween cookies kids love like my easy Halloween treats try my chocolate chip spider cookie cakeI think Halloween is so fun and I have more easy Halloween treats for you like my Halloween Slice and Bake Chocolate Chip Spider Cookie Cake!   

Try These Oven Mitts When Baking Your Easy Halloween Cookie Recipes-Come in Orange?

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I have these silicon oven mitts and love them. I think they are easier to grasp hold of the pan and use since they are short. Personally, these are my favorite because they don’t get dirty. My pot holders all look horrible even after I wash them. They are inexpensive, easy to store and do the job.

They also make a cute gift (for yourself). HALLOWEEN SPECIAL:  Enter BOO for 25% discount on my cookbooks:    

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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