Easy Cake Mix Bars Recipe

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Easy Cake Mix Bars Recipe
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Easy Cake Mix Bars Recipe

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4.5 16 14
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I take these bars to work for Friday pick-me-ups. I love to share them because they're so easy to eat, easy to make and easy on the wallet. —Amy Rose, Ballwin, Missouri
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1/3 cup jimmies

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, milk and oil (mixture will be thick). Stir in baking chips and jimmies. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Freeze option: Freeze bars in freezer containers. To use, thaw in covered containers before serving.
Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Easy Cake Mix Bars in Simple & Delicious February/March 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 113 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1/3 cup jimmies
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, milk and oil (mixture will be thick). Stir in baking chips and jimmies. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
    Freeze option: Freeze bars in freezer containers. To use, thaw in covered containers before serving.
    Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Easy Cake Mix Bars in Simple & Delicious February/March 2014

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 272821
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2017

"Used red velvet cake mix and white chocolate chips. As others suggested, used a 13x9 pan. I thought the thickness was appropriate, although, had issues with crumbling after cooling and cutting. Perhaps it's because I live at high altitude? I baked as directed, did not adjust. Interesting and easy recipe with loads of variation options. Would try again."

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mjflowers User ID: 5877763 271943
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2017

"This is my favorite quick dessert recipe! Simple ingredients I always have on hand. I have substituted buttermilk and also fat free half and half, perfect, richer touch! My favorite is the yellow cake mix with chocolate chips and the red velvet with white chips. I use the 9x13 glass pan. My family loves these !"

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julie loveless User ID: 2165716 267346
Reviewed May. 26, 2017

"I baked in a stoneware jellyroll pan when completely cool bottom was a bit hard. Still very good. I'll try glass next time"

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joememe348 User ID: 1904227 263654
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2017

"Jimmies are sprinkles, like you put on ice cream."

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[email protected] User ID: 3281223 263646
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2017

"What are jimmies in this recipe?"

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buffetfan User ID: 4035139 253659
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"What an easy and delicious dessert. There was plenty of batter to fill the 15x10x1 pan and it was easy to spread. I didn't feel it was thick at all. I made these just as the recipe states. We actually liked the fact they are thin, any thicker and I think they would be too sweet. Perfect for a potluck gathering. This would look great for the holidays with red and green jimmies."

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Wieners User ID: 1845812 235616
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"This is my go to for a quick dessert, because I usually have these common ingredients on hand, and the bars are always a hit. I've made numerous combos. The one that's gotten the most compliments is Red Velvet cake with white chocolate chips. When making that combo though I don't add the jimmies. I did the first time and I didn't like the way they looked in such a dark cake."

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AnniesMama User ID: 7928642 227476
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"Made these bars because I had lots of cake mixes given to me. They were a hit! The beauty part of this is you can use any flavor cake mix and stir in any variety of chips to suit. I made carrot cake/walnut, yellow/dark chocolate, M&M, lemon/ white choc. chip and our favorite yellow with butterscotch chips and walnuts. Gonna try strawberry/white choc chip soon and yellow with p.b. chips and chopped peanuts. Used 9x13 and the larger cake mixes (18oz ) came out more cake like and the smaller (15oz) came out more dense. Great recipe and simple!"

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december7 User ID: 3682228 218613
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"There is not enough batter to fill a 15x10 pan so I used a 9x13 and baked for 22 minutes. FANTASTIC and will definitely make again. I am going to try cinnamon cake mix with cinnamon chips. This recipe is a keeper."

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chris_giles18 User ID: 2108383 138895
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"quick and easy. This is a good recipe to let little kids help with. My 3 year old added the ingredients and helped mix."

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