Red Velvet Oreo Bars

Red Velvet Oreo Bars
If you want to make something fun for Valentine’s Day but you don’t have a lot of time or you may think you’re not too skilled in the kitchen – these Red Velvet Oreo Bars are the perfect recipe to pick because they start with a box of red velvet cake mix.

Easy peasy.

Red Velvet Oreo Bars
In total this recipe has only FOUR ingredients! Sound doable?

This recipe is a dream for a food blogger! No 14 ingredients and 27 steps – it’s a welcomed break every once in a while.

Red Velvet Oreo Bars
Now what to choose for Valentine’s Day, these Red Velvet Oreo Bar OR these Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes – I didn’t have to pick because I already made both :)


Red Velvet Oreo Bars

Red Velvet Oreo Bars

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: One 9x13 inch pan


  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 9 Oreos


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray or like with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, butter and eggs together until combined, the batter will be thick.
  4. Crush 7 Oreos with your fingers (larger pieces are fine) and mix those into the batter.
  5. Scoop the batter into the 9x13 inch pan, and even it out.
  6. Add the last 2 Oreos on top, again crushing with fingers and slightly pressing into the batter.
  7. Bake for 10-13 minutes.

Red Velvet Oreo Bars

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52 Responses to “Red Velvet Oreo Bars”

  1. Cathy — January 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

    These look great, Beth! Your styling and photography is also lovely as well–I admire bloggers who make the extra effort to think “big picture” for sure! I am a sucker for anything Red Velvet, and I am totally pinning this! I love it, and it caught my eye at Craft Dictator’s “Tasty Tuesday”–I had to stop by!

    I would love it if you stopped by our Facebook page, and said “hello!”

    Your fan,
    ~Cathy Mini

    • The First Year Blog — January 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Cathy, thank you for your sweet comment! I will definitely stop by your blog!

  2. Southern Angel — January 28, 2014 at 9:02 am

    OH I adore Red Velvet. Just something about that flavor and adding oreos heaven.

    • The First Year Blog — January 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      I so agree!!

  3. Alexis Middleton — January 28, 2014 at 11:34 am

    These look SO good! And pretty too. Thanks for linking up to The Makers. :)

  4. Kelly — January 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    These bars look wonderful Beth! Love the crushed Oreos in here and the color looks so pretty and bright – just perfect for Valentine’s Day :)

  5. A Tablespoon of Liz — January 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    These look amazing! My brother is a red velvet fiend, and he loves oreos… I’ll have to make these for him sometime. And then eat half myself.

    • The First Year Blog — January 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      It’s always a good idea to at least “taste” what you bake :-)

  6. Amee Sandhu — January 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    The red velvet and oreos got me for sure! Looks delicious! Stopping by from the link up at Thanks for sharing!

  7. Megan - The Emotional Baker — January 29, 2014 at 5:24 am

    I love how easy these are! I bet they are delicious, too :)

  8. Cathy Compeau — January 29, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Wow! These look wonderful! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  9. Accidentally Wonderful — January 29, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    These look amazing! My husband loves anything red velvet =) I’d love it if you’d share this at my link party, going on now!

  10. Corey @ — January 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Is this going to be second dessert course? I may just have to come over! Thanks for linking up at The Makers Beth!

    • The First Year Blog — January 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      It sure is Corey!!

  11. Marti @ SewliciousHomeDecor — January 29, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    This looks super good and I love how easy it is! I’d love for you to share it with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! :)


  12. Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family — January 31, 2014 at 6:10 am

    These look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  13. This sounds like the perfect combination! Pinning!

    • The First Year Blog — January 31, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks for coming by Amber!

  14. Samantha @ Five Heart Home — January 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    These are so cute and festive, Beth, and I have no doubt that they’re scrumptious, too! Hoe could you go wrong with Oreos and red velvet?!

    • The First Year Blog — February 1, 2014 at 7:43 am

      I am thinking the same thing Samantha!!

  15. Brandyn | Southern Distinctions — February 1, 2014 at 8:35 am

    These look amazing! I’m a sucker for oreos and these look super tasty! Thanks for sharing~

  16. Cindy Eikenberg — February 1, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Beth! These sound so delicious and love the combination of red velvet and Oreos! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned! Hope you are having a happy Saturday and enjoy your weekend!

  17. Laura@Baking In Pyjamas — February 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Oreo’s and Red Velvet, what a decadent combination. I love the colour of these. Visiting from Skip the Housework. I now co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday’s and would love for you to link up with us this weekend :)

    • The First Year Blog — February 2, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Laura! I’ll come by!

  18. Carmody — February 3, 2014 at 6:16 am

    These look fantastic!

  19. theboldabode — February 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Hi Beth!! I just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring your Red Velvet Oreo Bars on my blog today!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creativity Unleashed!

    • The First Year Blog — February 6, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Thanks for letting me know Gwen, I appreciate it!

  20. cynthial1956 — February 6, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I love red velvet anything! And that it’s simple makes it even better. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  21. Maria — February 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    The red velvet/oreo combination sounds SO GOOD!!!!

  22. Kerry L — February 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Hi Beth, I love your blog and your recipes are so delicious! I wanted you to know I tried your Red Velvet Oreo recipe and linked it back on my blog today:

    • The First Year Blog — February 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Oh great! I am coming by to check it out!

  23. apartmentwife — February 12, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    this looks absolutely delicious! good thing i found your blog before valentine’s day :) my husband has a peanut allergy doesn’t like chocolate (can you believe??) and so i’m usually trying to experiment with only a couple different flavors (read vanilla and red velvet) — this will be a perfect treat:)

    • The First Year Blog — February 13, 2014 at 7:59 am

      I can’t even imagine a world without chocolate and peanut butter! I sure hope he likes oreos!


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