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For bakers and non-bakers alike, these chocolate chip cookie bars come together effortlessly with the use of a cake mix and a handful of additional ingredients!

Cheater Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 24 bars 1x

Description

For bakers and non-bakers alike, these cookie bars come together effortlessly with the use of a cake mix and a handful of additional ingredients!


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Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups┬áchocolate┬áchips, divided
  • 1 tablespoon shortening or coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, and water.
  3. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.
  4. Spread into a greased 9×13-inch pan.
  5. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until light brown.
  6. In a small bowl, melt shortening (or coconut oil) and the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave; drizzle over the top (or just spread it if you don’t feel like drizzling).
  7. Cut into bars and enjoy!

Notes

  • I don’t have luck with store brand or cheap cake mixes. I used a Betty Crocker one and it had great results.
  • You can use milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips, or a combination, depending on your preferences.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cake mix, dessert, chocolate chip cookie recipe, chocolate, easy