Funfetti Truffle Bars

These Funfetti Truffle Bars have a shortbread bottom, Oreo truffle filling and creamy vanilla frosting. And lots of sprinkles, of course!

Funfetti Truffle Bars Recipe

I’m super excited about this treat I have to share with you today.  If you love shortbread, Oreos, birthday cake, frosting and sprinkles, you’re gonna want to stick around.  This Funfetti Truffle Bars recipe is one of those recipes that has been swimming around in my head for several months now.  I’m sure not everyone has recipe ideas swimming around in their heads, but since we’ve been sharing recipes with you this past year, I think food.  And I think food often.

A question Matt and I often ask each other is, “What are you thinking about?” He generally thinks about work and science/techy stuff that I don’t ever have a hope of understanding. My answer is usually “Food!”.  On our last date night he asked what I was thinking and I happened to be thinking about how the restaurant prepared and presented my chicken salad.  His comment was: “That’s kind of nerdy…but I like it!”  I’m so thankful for a husband that loves me for my nerdiness!

Funfetti Truffle Bars Recipe

These Funfetti Truffle Bars were inspired by my intense love of shortbread and Oreo truffles.  Both are such an easy dessert, and I knew I had to combine them!

The shortbread is a simple mixture of softened butter, flour and sugar.

Funfetti Truffle Bars Recipe

The truffle layer is just a package of birthday cake Oreos and cream cheese all mixed together.

And the frosting layer?  Simple…it’s Pillsbury vanilla frosting!

Funfetti Truffle Bars Recipe

And of course, I had to top the bars with some more chopped up Oreos.

When you make these, you’ll want to prepare the truffle mixture while the shortbread is baking.  When the shortbread comes out of the oven, you will let it cool for just two minutes, then you’ll press the truffle layer on top.  Allow it to cool for about 15 more minutes before spreading the on the vanilla frosting and sprinkling the top with chopped Oreos and sprinkles.

An important step for these colorful Funfetti Truffle Bars is to allow them to cool in the fridge after they are frosted. When I started cutting into them right after they were done (because I really was too impatient to wait to try them!) the truffle layer wasn’t completely sticking to the shortbread layer.  I almost counted them a failure.  But after they set in the fridge for about 2 hours, the layers stuck together nicely in a bar form. A sweet, colorful, amazing little birthday cake flavored treat.

Funfetti Truffle Bars Recipe

Funfetti Truffle Bars Recipe
Funfetti Truffle Bars Recipe

Funfetti Truffle Bars

5 from 1 vote
These Birthday Cake Truffle Bars have a shortbread bottom, Oreo truffle filling and creamy vanilla frosting. And lots of sprinkles, of course!
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter very soft
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles divided
  • 1 package oreo cookies 15.25 ounces, birthday cake flavor
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 tub Pillsbury vanilla frosting (about 2 cups)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, softened butter and ¼ cup colored sprinkles. Press this mixture into the bottom of an 8" square baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Using a stand mixer, mix together the Oreos (set 6 cookies aside to use for topping) and cream cheese. Beat for 2-3 minutes until all of the cookies have been completely blended in to the cream cheese to make a smooth truffle texture. Add in 2 tablespoons of sprinkles and mix well.
  • When the shortbread comes out of the oven, allow it to sit for 2 minutes, then press the truffle filling onto the top of the shortbread evenly. Let this cool for 15 minutes.
  • Spread the vanilla frosting on top of the truffle layer. You can use as much of the frosting as you'd like. We used about ¾ of a tub of frosting.
  • Chop the reserved Oreos and sprinkle them on top of the frosting. Also sprinkle the rest of the colored sprinkles over top of the frosting. Refrigerate the bars for two hours to allow them to set.
  • Cut the bars and store them in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 135g | Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g
Author Lizzy T
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 610

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Victoria Smith
8 years ago

I absolutely love you ladies and since moving after a year of having to live here and there because medical reasons we abruptly left the military. I DISCOVERED that a lot of my kitchen stuff is gone. I’d love to win that set

Marion
8 years ago

Shortbread + oreos = win win!

Meg C
8 years ago

I love the colors and how cute they are! Makes baking more fun!

GINA
8 years ago

I love how they bring a little whimsy to the kitchen- super cute! Would love to have those bowls & whisk.

Rashawn
8 years ago

These bars look absolutely AMAZING! And Kizmos products are awesome…the more color in my kitchen they happier I am!

Gloria // Simply Gloria
8 years ago

Lizzy, I love how creative this bar recipe is! Also, love the giveaway… such fun colors and really love the way they’re products are shaped! Thank you for sharing this fun birthday recipe at the party, pinned!

Tammy
8 years ago

Wow. Wow. Wow. These bars look so pretty and colorful. I wish had seen this soon I would have made them for my birthday! 😀

Just stopping by from Two Cup Tuesday!
Toodles, Tammy<3

Laura@Baking in Pyjamas
8 years ago

Visiting from Share Your Stuff Tuesdays. These look so good, I’d love for one to land right in my lap right now. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would for you to stop by and share these and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

Nicky @ Little Family Adventure
8 years ago

These look delicious and are so festive. They would be great in lieu of a birthday cake.

Betsy @ BPhotoArt
8 years ago

Looks delicious. Thanks for linking up at Happiness is Homemade!

Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar
8 years ago

These look awesome! I love me some funfetti!

Kate M.
8 years ago

I made these bars for my husband’s birthday yesterday. While they were delicious, they were so sweet and rich that most of us could only take a few bites! We sat around the table brainstorming some ways to cut the sweetness. I wondered about using chocolate frosting instead of vanilla. Have you tried that at all? I think it could be delicious! I think the key for my family was that we just needed smaller pieces – it was just too sweet!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
8 years ago

Such a fun treat!!

Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling
7 years ago

OMG these look AMAZING!!!!! I might have to make myself another birthday treat…..! 🙂