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Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"'Whenever I need a quick dessert for a bake sale or get-together, I rely on this recipe,' informs Tammy Haugen of Mayville, Wisconsin. 'I keep cake mixes on hand, so these chocolate chip-studded treats are a snap to stir up.'"
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Ingredients

35 m servings
Original recipe yields 42 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1-1/2 cups of chocolate chips and nuts. Spread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Melt shortening with the remaining chocolate chips; drizzle over the top. Cut into bars.

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I made this for my family because I was going to a cookie exchange party but it got canceled, they loved it. Insead of nuts I used more chocolate chips and instead of using the drizzle I just pu...

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Well, this one received mixed reviews. My four-year old, who eats everything plain, loved it. My 6 year-old picked at his piece. My husband and I both agreed that we'd rather just have either th...

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I made this for my family because I was going to a cookie exchange party but it got canceled, they loved it. Insead of nuts I used more chocolate chips and instead of using the drizzle I just pu...

These received great reviews when my husband took them to work. I did substitute applesauce for the butter and use a homemade chocolate icing instead of drizzling with chips. Thanks. I'll be ...

Super easy. Was worried about the depth of flavor that others commented on, so I did 1/2 chocolate chips, 1/2 butterscotch chips, and added 2 t vanilla. For the drizzle, I was out of more choc...

These are perfect and delicious! I made them for my family and everyone enjoyed them. I followed the recipe exactly, apart from refraining from using nuts, and foregoing the chocolate drizzle ...

Thank you! Thank you! These were great! And so easy! I had realized at 9:30 pm that I needed to have a dessert ready to pass along to someone at 9:30 am the next morning so scrambled to find a...

Not only are these super convenient to make and delicious, clean-up is a breeze! I also used butter cake mix (Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Golden) and mini-chocolate chips for a slightly differen...

These are super easy to make! I passed on the shortening when making the drizzle, and they still came out perfect. These are also great to pack up and share at work :)

Just served these bars with coffee - yummy! I did make one little change only because my hub is a PB nut - added 1C peanut butter chips to the mix and topped w/chocolate chips - thanks, it's a ...

Another item so good I can only make for other people because I'll eat the entire batch! I used 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 butterscotch chips and they were yummy! Great recipe!