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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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!!
Mar 3, 2017
I sampled these bars after cutting them. I found that I did need to add liquid to batter-the consistency was VERY thick before I added about 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk for a much easier spreading consistency-that was my only ingredient change. I used stove top for making chocolate filling and baked 20 to 30 minutes-I did find these bars quite good!
Feb 19, 2017
Great fast dessert. I used a 15.25oz cake mix. I baked mine in a 9x9 for 25 minutes because I wanted a thicker bar. Definitely will make again with other flavors.
Sep 11, 2016
Nothing wrong with these! Easy to make and tasty, good for a potluck. I'm not sure why some people have a problem with dough being too sticky, it wasn't like that for me at all..it was the perfect consistency and exactly the right amount... maybe they are making the cake mix like the box tells them to and then adding it to this recipe? You just add the powder, ignore the box! I used Betty Crocker white cake mix. Also, I found it was A LOT easier/cleaner/faster to melt the chocolate/butter on the stove. The microwave was a mess and doesn't evenly melt together since the butter melts so much faster than the chocolate chips.