Trail Mix Cookie Bars

Take these on your next social distancing hike!

Yield: about 10 bars

You will need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • pick your favorite mix ins: chocolate chips, raisins, peanuts, almonds, pretzels, caramel chips, a swirl of peanut. butter, get creative!


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×5 or 9×9 pan with butter. For thicker bars use the 9×5, for thinner bars use a 9×9.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar together.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla, mix to combine.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix, make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl!
  • Add in your mix-ins and gently fold them into the batter.
  • Put the cookie dough into your pan of choice and spread it out to make an even layer covering the whole pan evenly.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 to 30 minutes so that the bars are easier to cut, enjoy!

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