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5-Ingredient Cake Mix Cookie Bars


Cake mix cookie bars are an simple dessert recipe with spectacular results! Moist, chewy, and decadent bars loaded with gooey chocolate chips all made with just 5 ingredients! The great fast dessert for those irresistible cookie cravings!

cake mix cookie bars on counter

If you’ve never made cake mix cookies you’ve been missing out on the opportunity to make life in the kitchen so much easier! Chocolate chip cookies bars with cake mix is an easier version of homemade chocolate chip cookie bars because using a boxed cake mix takes over several single ingredients. Fewer steps with equally yummy results!

Cake mix cookie bars have a similar consistency to the cake but with the added butter and eggs and spreading it out thinly to bake, they end up like a giant cookie! They’re soft and moist with added chocolate chips that melt and obtain all gooey.

It’s a super simple dessert to cast together anytime, whether your kids want a small something sweet after dinner with a cold glass of milk, or served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for movie night!

How Are Cookie Bars Made With Cake Mix?

  1. Combine cake mix with remaining ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and mix into a batter.
  2. Fold in chocolate chips. It will now resemble more cookie dough than a cake batter.
  3. Transfer dough to a parchment-lined 9×13 baking dish. Using another piece of parchment paper, press down to flatten.
  4. Sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top then bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Allow it to cool before slicing and serving.
sliced cookie bar

Tips for Making Cake Mix Bars

  • You can substitute canola oil for melted butter if preferred.
  • Bring your eggs to room temperature beforehand for even baking.
  • If you don’t have parchment paper on hand, be sure to use any nonstick cooking spray. When it comes time to slice the bars you don’t want them to stick!
  • Do not overmix the mixture. Gently fold in the chocolate chips then abandon it alone. This way it won’t become too dense and overworked.
  • Adding a few extra chocolate chips on top before baking is kind for the presentation. No one would blame you if you just ate them instead 😉

Variations

Swap the box of cake mix for a different flavor and use your favorite add-ins!

  • Red velvet and white chocolate chips. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
  • Devil’s food cake. Double the chocolate with chocolate cake and chocolate chips!
  • M&Ms cookie bars. Use a yellow or white cake mix and toss in some colorful M&M candies.
  • Other add-ins to try are crushed candy bars, nuts, peanut butter chips, and butterscotch chips.

Storing

Keep any leftover bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

stack of cookie bars

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Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Cake mix cookie bars are an simple dessert recipe with spectacular results! Moist, chewy, and decadent bars loaded with gooey chocolate chips all made with just 5 ingredients! The great fast dessert for those irresistible cookie cravings!

Prep Time: 7 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 27 mins

  • 15.25 ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted (can sub for canola oil)
  • 2 large eggs , whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips , more for top if desired
Variations: You can use pretty much any flavor of cake mix to make these cookie bar. Feel free to add in your favorite mix-ins.

  • Red velvet white chocolate chip: If you’re a fan of red velvet cake, you’re going to love this version! Use a red velvet cake mix and mix in 1 cup of white chocolate chips.
  • Devil’s food cake: If you’re a chocolate lover, use a chocolate cake mix.
  • M&M: You can use white or yellow cake mix for this variation. Mix in 1 cup M&M’s.

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg


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