Chocolate Cake Mix Bar Cookies: Easy Bar Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Cake Mix Bar Cookies are the perfect marriage
between chocolate and peanut flavors … and it is an easy bar cookie recipe.
Two factors make this recipe so simple. First, it calls for
you to use a chocolate cake mix to make the crust. With just a few flips of a
fork to mix the crust together, you’re all set to press it into the pan.
Second, these bars are super easy to assemble. You pour the rest of the ingredients on top of the crust and poof! The bars go into the
And the bars freeze well.
If you like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter –
and you like to save steps – this simple
cookie recipe is for you.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 35-40 minutes
Makes about 35 bars
1 box (16 - 18 ounces) chocolate cake mix
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
½ cup peanut butter
1 cup peanuts, chopped
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions for Chocolate Cake Mix Bar Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with aluminum
foil or parchment paper. Spray the liner with vegetable spray. Set prepared pan
- Place the cake mix into a mixing bowl. Add melted butter.
Use a fork or an electric mixer to blend ingredients together until the mixture
is wet and crumbly. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
- Pour sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate crust. Use
an angled spatula or a knife to spread it evenly over crust surface.
- Measure peanut butter in a microwave-safe measuring cup.
Microwave peanut butter for 30 seconds until it melted. Stir to make sure it is
smooth. Pour peanut butter over the sweetened condensed milk.
- Sprinkle chopped peanuts and chocolate chips over surface of
- Bake cookies for 35-40 minutes. Remove pan from the oven.
Allow cookies to cool completely on a wire rack.
- To cut bars, lift liner from the pan at set the cookies on a
cutting board. Peel away liner. Use a large kitchen knife to cut bars.
- Store cookies in an airtight container using waxed paper or
parchment paper to separate layers.
Special Baking Tips
for Chocolate Cake Mix Bar Cookies
You can use any brand of chocolate cake mix for this cookie
If you prefer more zing to your cookies, use salted peanuts.
To cut bars cleanly, chill the cutting knife in the
refrigerator for an hour while bars are baking and cooling.
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