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Can't Leave Alone Bars

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars

"These bars truly live up to their name. Every time I bring them to a gathering, they are the first to go, and I am always asked for the recipe."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 391 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 9x13-inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl using a fork until just blended. Divide mixture in half.
  3. Combine sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until melted, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Press half the cake mixture into a 9x13-inch pan; pour chocolate mixture over cake mixture. Take a small handful of remaining cake mixture and flatten between your hands; lay atop chocolate layer. Repeat with remaining cake mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For a chocolate version, use a chocolate cake mix and butterscotch chips in place of the white cake mix and milk chocolate chips.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 391 calories; 22.3 g fat; 44.6 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 310 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is easy and quick! I made it as written and thought the cake mixture needed more moisture. Second time, I added a splash of milk. To the mixture that goes on top, I mixed in some marshmallo...

Most helpful critical review

This looked delicious, but I did not like it at all. Did not come out like a brownie

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This is easy and quick! I made it as written and thought the cake mixture needed more moisture. Second time, I added a splash of milk. To the mixture that goes on top, I mixed in some marshmallo...

It was really good - my guests enjoyed it very much. Next time I will add a bit more moisture to the cake, though... a little dry.

It is so simple to make and soooo tastes!

I made these for our Girls Night Out in June. Very easy to make and they set up nicely. The girls loved them and I came home with an empty pan. I think that is a great compliment to this recipe....

This recipe was very good. I made a diagonal lattice top with the remaining half of dough. Next time I will try this recipe with chocolate cake mix and peanut butter chips.

This recipe is a crowd pleaser! It is easy and quick to make, and everyone proves that the name is true. Every time I make these, people cant leave them alone! They are usually the first to d...

Took to a church potluck function and EVERYONE asked for the recipe. Especially good the second day. If you want a really special treat put some in the freezer and eat them frozen. Yummy! Note:...

Easy and the kids loved them.

I did this with Strawberry cake mix and bakers chocolate bar... it was DELISH... easy and yummy