A bar cookie that has chocolate chips and nuts. This is easy and delicious.

Penny

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg, then stir in cake mix. Finally, mix in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread mixture into pan.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 45.9g 15% DV; fat 20.6g 32% DV; cholesterol 26.9mg 9% DV; sodium 261.7mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2008
I made these last night. They were a big hit with my family. I used a yellow cake mix because it was what I had on hand. I added a little vanilla extract, two eggs, and a little oil. Delicious! Very easy to make, and a very quick clean up. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2003
I did not like this recipe at all! The consistency was not that good and the cookies came out out hard and not very tasty. Nothing like real home made cookies from scratch! Read More
(20)
306 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 206
  • 4 star values: 66
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2008
I made these last night. They were a big hit with my family. I used a yellow cake mix because it was what I had on hand. I added a little vanilla extract, two eggs, and a little oil. Delicious! Very easy to make, and a very quick clean up. Read More
(120)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
I added 1/3 cup of water as other suggested. I also added dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and oatmeal. I have taken them to several parties and they have been a hit! Be sure to not over cook them - I take them out just before they look done because they firm up as they cool. However, the batch I left in the whole time were gone even though they were crispier. Read More
(107)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2006
I substituted Butter Pecan cake mix and added chopped pecans and butterscotch chips. They were GREAT!!!! Tasted like a pecan sandie but chewy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2010
I have made this many times. Always wonderful. You can make it as written and its great w/4 T. water an extra egg some vanilla extract and cook for 35 minutes. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
These were great! I, too, used 4 tbsp of water. Used a Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate cake mix w/Hersey's choc syrup in the box. Didn't use choc chips because I didn't have any (and didn't need any) but used 1-1/2 cups of chopped pecans. Made the house smell so good I couldn't wait so cut and ate two while they were still warm. Just wish I had some ice cream to put on top. Absolutely marvelous and still moist 3 days later kept in Tupperware. The only reason they lasted so long is because I live alone, plan on wrapping a few for the freezer before I eat them all. Can't wait to try different flavor variations. Thanks so much for posting Penny. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2007
Pretty Darn Good! I used a chocolate cake mix 4 Tbsp of water and baked for 25 min. I also stirred in a 1/2 package of Skor Bits (toffee bits) into the batter and sprinkled the other 1/2 package on top of the hot bars as soon as they came out of the oven. My co-workers inhaled them. Nice texture---sort of like if cake and brownies had a baby. Will definitely make again--super easy great taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2007
I made this yesterday because it seemed easy and I already had everything I needed in the pantry. I followed other suggestions and increased the water to 1/3 cup and baked for only 22 minutes. I used white cake mix with 1 cup of white chocolate chips 1/2 cup craisins and some nuts. The baking time was perfect so mine did not come out dry at all. Will definitely make again because they are so easy and quick! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2008
I made these last week because I needed something to take to an open house and I wanted to make a bar cookie (therefore something quick)with ingredients I had on hand. So here's my take....way too sweet! Holy cow! And a bit too oily. But very tasty! I had a very similar recipe that my neighbor gave me three years ago and that my daughters love to make. It calls for the cake mix a 1/2 cup of oil (instead of butter) NO ADDED SUGAR 2 eggs (rather than 1) 2 TBS. water and the chips and nuts. You make regular drop cookies with this and bake them for 8-10 minutes. This is a fantastic recipe for young kids and it is extremely versatile. We usually make it with M&M's in place of the chips and no nuts but we have also used chocolate cake mix and peanut butter chips. I now always keep cake mixes in the pantry for when the girls want to bake cookies (this is also a good project for them to do on play dates). So last night I had a yen to make these bar cookies again but I used this older recipe but with only about 1/3 cup of sofened butter instead of the oil and only 1 cup of chocolate chips. Delicious! Perfect! I would definitely recommend that you try this variation. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2007
This is nice because you can throw just about anything you have in it. To get rid of odds and ends in my fridge I mixed butterscotch chips semisweet chips and 70% bittersweet baking bar 1.25 cups in all added pecans and a little extra water as suggested. Next time I'll make in several smaller pans because the edges and corners are the best a little crispy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2003
I did not like this recipe at all! The consistency was not that good and the cookies came out out hard and not very tasty. Nothing like real home made cookies from scratch! Read More
(20)
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