Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars

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Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars are soft, chewy and so delicious. They’re filled with candy cane white chocolate KISSES and topped with a creamy vanilla frosting. These festive treats are perfect to celebrate the winter holiday with!

Delicious, soft sugar cookie bars filled and topped with candy cane Hershey kisses.

Baking during the holidays is one of my favorite things to do. It’s so cold and chilly outside I can’t help but turn on the oven and get to whipping up the season’s most comforting sweets. And what better way to celebrate the Christmas season than with the holiday’s favorite flavor: peppermint! 

These Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars begin with a simple sugar cookie dough, but with a slight twist. Candy Cane Hershey KISSES are finely chopped and added into the batter to give the sugar cookie bars that hint of peppermint flavor.

Delicious, soft sugar cookie bars filled and topped with candy cane Hershey kisses.

The batter is then evenly spread out onto a baking pan and baked to golden perfection. This means there’s no need for using multiple baking sheets and having to scoop out individual balls of dough. Yes, I know, your life just got so much easier! 😉

Once cooled, the sugar cookie bars are then frosted with a simple vanilla frosting and topped with more crushed candy cane kisses for extra flavor and a little crunch! 

If you’re looking for a worthy addition to your holiday baking this year, these Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars are sure to impress! 😀

Delicious, soft sugar cookie bars filled and topped with candy cane Hershey kisses.


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Delicious, soft sugar cookie bars filled and topped with candy cane Hershey kisses.
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Candy Cane KISS Sugar Cookie Bars

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 16


  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups chopped Hershey's Candy Cane KISSES divided


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil, then spray foil lightly with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until combined and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until just combined.
  • In a separate, medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until just combined. Stir in one cup of the chopped candy cane KISSES.
  • Press dough evenly into the pan. Bake 25 to 28 minutes, or until edges are light golden-brown. Cool completely before frosting.


  • In a medium bowl, beat together butter, 2 cups of powdered sugar and milk until combined. Slowly add in the remaining two cups of powdered sugar until combined. Add the vanilla. Beat until creamy and no lumps remain.
  • Frost sugar cookie bars. Sprinkle the remaining chopped candy cane KISSES evenly over frosting. Cut into bars and serve. Enjoy!
Recipe and photos updated: 12/22/2020



Delicious, soft sugar cookie bars filled and topped with candy cane Hershey kisses.

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7 thoughts on “Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars

  1. Hi, just found your site on yummly and am loving this recipe. I have a question, instead of candy cane kisses can i use reg. candy canes? Kisses have soy in them so I am unable to eat them. Will it change the recipe too much?

  2. 4 stars
    Making these tonight for a cookie exchange tomorrow. Not sure yet what they will taste like.

    Just curious why the icing says to add salt but the ingredients for icing doesn’t have salt?

    1. These are so delicious! The adding of the salt in the frosting instructions is an error. There’s enough salt in the salted butter so you don’t need any extra. I fixed the recipe card. Thanks for letting me know! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I made these for Christmas with our family. They were lovely and tasty. I have not tried them with other types of candy kisses, but I am sure that they would be good.

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