Want an easy dessert that is inexpensive and yet delicious? These Chocolate Cake Mix Bars can be made quickly but are sure to please all ages!
For a few months out of the year, I make part of a meal every other week for about 20-30 senior citizens who come to a Thursday mid-day service at our church. Usually, I just have to make the main dish, and I have attenders sign up to bring side dishes and dessert. However, one week, I didn’t know that I was to make the meal the next week and didn’t have people sign up to make anything.
Since I needed to make the entire meal plus I teach every morning, I needed easy dessert options that were inexpensive. I had bought yellow and chocolate cake mixes from Aldi, but I didn’t feel like making cakes and then making frosting to frost the cakes. So instead, I googled making bars out of cake mixes.
I found a recipe called Cake Mix Cookie Bars from The Salty Marshmallow, but I couldn’t find a recipe I liked for chocolate cake mix bars. So after looking at a few recipes, I made up my own recipe. It was a hit! My kids liked the chocolate cake mix bars better than the yellow cake mix bars!
Here is how I made our Chocolate Cake Mix Bars:
- 1 chocolate cake mix I used Aldi Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 1 small chocolate pudding mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 c. water
- 3/4 c. canola oil
- 3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 c. white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 9" x 13" non-stick cake pan with cooking spray.
Mix together first 5 ingredients.
Add chocolate chips.
Spread batter into the pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done. Stick a toothpick into bars close to the middle and remove it. When toothpick comes out clean, remove bars from oven. Let bars cool, and then cut them into squares.
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