Pistachio Bars

These Simple Pistachio Bars are primarily sugar cookie bars flavored with pistachio pudding combine, topped with cream cheese frosting, and chopped pistachios! The beautiful inexperienced colour makes them as festive as they’re scrumptious!

When you love pistachios be sure to attempt my Salted Honey Pistachio Cookies!

Pistachio Cookie Bar with a bite taken out

If You Love Pistachios, These Pistachio Bars Are For You!

Pistachios are in all probability my most favourite kind of nut. I’ve reminiscences of my grandma consuming the pink shelled pistachios as a child…keep in mind these? Do they even nonetheless promote the pink ones? And why did they try this? I want solutions!!

Anyhow, I took my love for pistachios and morphed it right into a chewy sugar cookie bar…AND I took a serious shortcut on attaining the pistachio taste! Protecting studying…

Pistachio Bars topped with cream cheese frosting and chopped pistachios cut on a serving plate from above.

Chewy Pistachio Sugar Cookie Bars Are Simple and Festive!

So to get that fairly inexperienced colour, you can completely use inexperienced meals coloring, however to imitate the pistachio taste is just a little trickier. You actually can chop up the nuts and fold them into the batter, however that doesn’t actually give the bars a uniform taste…SOOOOO….I used Instantaneous Pistachio Pudding combine! It’s actually a easy and efficient approach to get that pistachio taste, plus the beautiful inexperienced colour multi function simple shortcut.

AND to actually amp up the pistachio taste I added a touch of almond extract. Pistachios and almonds have the same taste and the addition of the almond extract compliments the pistachio taste perectly. Plus, almond extract is simple to search out and I wished to make these bars so simple as attainable!


Discover the FULL RECIPE and full ingredient record at Imperial Sugar, whom I partnered with on this enjoyable spring recipe!

  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • prompt pistachio pudding combine
  • eggs
  • almond extract
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • flour
Collage image showing the process of making cookie bars flavored with pistachio pudding

How To Add the Instantaneous Pudding…

I get this query quite a bit once I use pudding combine in recipes. When including pudding into cookies you add it such as you would a dry ingredient. You don’t make the pudding in line with the bundle instructions, until in any other case acknowledged. Simply combine the dry pudding combine proper into your bowl and blend it. It’s going to add a chewiness and on this case taste and colour!

How To Retailer:

I prime these Pistachio Bars with cream cheese frosting, so meaning it’s greatest if they’re stored within the fridge to retailer them. They may hold within the fridge for five days.

When you would favor to have the ability to hold them at room temperature, no downside, you need to use a Vanilla Buttercream frosting as a substitute! They are going to be good hermetic for as much as 3 days!

And sure, they freeze nice! Maintain them hermetic within the freezer for as much as 30 days for greatest freshness!

2 stacked Pistachio Bars

For the FULL Recipe…

This recipe is in partnership with my mates over at Imperial Sugar, so be sure to jump over there and print out the FULL RECIPE to make! And ensure to tag @cookiesandcups and @imperialsugar on Instagram! We love seeing your creations!

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