Can’t Leave Alone Bars
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and oil. Press two-thirds of the mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Set remaining cake mixture aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the milk, chocolate chips and butter. Microwave, uncovered, until chips and butter are melted; stir until smooth. Pour over crust.
- Drop teaspoonfuls of remaining cake mixture over top. Bake until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Cool before cutting.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 bar: 152 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Aug 1, 2019
I have been making these for years and with rave reviews every time.it does take some effort to spread in the pan but it does fit a 9x13. I have found that you MUST use a name brand high quality sweetened condensed milk for success ,store brands have only produced a messy end product.use a good cake mix too. to those who didn’t like this you must be doing something wrong.
Jun 14, 2019
I really just wanted to say hi to Mrs. Biel. I grew up in Selby! Of course that was a long time ago, but I still have a brother (and his wife) who live in Selby. I had a wonderful childhood there, and you'll never know how many times I wish I could turn back the hands of time. My Dad owned a large ranch just south of Selby but we lived in town because of school, etc., and because my grandparents lived to be quite elderly and they lived on the farm until the mid 1970's. It's always great to see recipes submitted by people from that area of the country.
Feb 9, 2019
So easy to make so rich to eat thanks for sharing
Jan 21, 2018
Everyone who tastes these loves them. I make them with Butterscotch chips and they are so good. Made these for my daughter's boyfriend for Christmas and he said they were the best gift ever, he calls them Leave my bars alone!! Very easy to make too.
Aug 25, 2017
Only the chocolate part is tasty. As a family we did not like this. The cake mix part of it overwhelmed the chocolate part.
Aug 14, 2017
Easy to make. Wonderful to eat!
May 23, 2017
I have made this recipe twice and everyone loves it. I saw that some people were having trouble "spreading the dough". I sprayed PAM on a spatula and it spread great! I also put flour on my hands when I was doing the second part. I had nothing but rave reviews on this recipe.
Apr 26, 2017
This is a great recipe! I used a French Vanilla cake mix, as I did not have a white mix on hand. I thought the dough was sticky, but patience is always the answer, and a bit of flour on my hands as I pushed it into place.....I think I may add some nuts into the chocolate mixture next time. I made a batch and gave it to the PUD linemen, after they worked into the dark to restore our power last week! I will surely make this recipe again!!!!
Apr 22, 2017
Nothing wrong with the recipe!! I make them exactly as written and they are wonderful to take to a church coffee hour or any time you need to bring a treat. They have been my favorite for years and I have never been disappointed. The original recipe says to make 48, and they are rich so I make 48 pieces. Everyone loves them!!!
Mar 4, 2017
This recipe was fabulous! I needed a quick dessert for a pot luck lunch, and these were just right! Super fast and easy! Will be making again soon!!