Cheater Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Happy Saturday. Here is a little recipe that comes together in no time and you’ll be able to enjoy them now while you prep for your Sunday! I love cheater recipes!
These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are so easy!  You simply start with a cake mix and add a few more things! That’s why they have “cheater” in the name…they practically make themselves. Not only do they come together in a hurry, but they are so good! They stay soft and moist. Don’t be nervous about the cake mix…they aren’t cakey in flavor when you are done.
I just love quick and easy cake mix recipes now and again. Don’t you? I bust these out when Thomas comes home from work at 6pm and wants a treat to take to Scouts at 7pm. Seriously. So easy.
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Cheater Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Adopted from Taste of Home
Printable Recipe

1 package yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup water
2 cups chocolate chips, divided
1 T. shortening

In a mixing bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Spread into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until light brown. Melt shortening and the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave; drizzle over the top (or just spread it if you are lazy). Cut into bars and enjoy!

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8 Responses
  1. Simonds Family

    Just made these to take with dinner to a sister in our ward. Only problem is there is still half the pan left…looks like I will be having a 10lb baby!

  2. Melissa, love this recipe! And, I found your blog as I was looking for a good recipe and recognized you from Bountiful Court, years back. You were about to be married. Anyway, I really looked up to you and appreciated your great example. How neat that 5+ years later, you bless my life again! Thank you! Laura Eller (I lived in apt. 11 with Amanda, Carrie, Ashley, Sarah and Taylor)

    1. Ahh. That name change did throw me for a loop Packer! Yes! How the heck are you! I’m so pleased to meet back up. You are way to nice, I’m just an uber dork who likes to cook and blog 🙂 Thank you though. I checked out the family blog and holy cute, you’ve done well. Let’s keep in touch…

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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