Easy Cake Mix Bars
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 bar: 113 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Jun 25, 2018
I just made these. They are so dry and crumbly.
Jun 22, 2018
I needed a bar that would be easy to eat if the weather was hot--not gooey or messy. I used chocolate cake mix and sea salt caramel chips. I think they actually got better over the three days we were together with family. I might consider adding more chips next time, but no one complained that there were too few in these!! I didn't have to refrigerate them but I did keep them out of the sun.
Feb 18, 2018
Family thought it was rather plain, just cake with chips and too sweet. Great idea though.
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.
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 !
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
Mar 19, 2017
Jimmies are sprinkles, like you put on ice cream.
Mar 19, 2017
What are jimmies in this recipe?
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.
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.