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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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 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).

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  • Mix cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl using a fork until just blended. Divide mixture in half.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 44.6g 14% DV; fat 22.3g 34% DV; cholesterol 50.3mg 17% DV; sodium 310.3mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2013
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 marshmallows and pecans! Yumm! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2019
Quick and easy do not always make for a great outcome. These are VERY sweet and I added a bit of unsweetened cocoa to the melted chocolate. The sweet of the cake mix the sweet of the condensed milk and the milk chocolate leaves this a bit cloying. Read More
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2013
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 marshmallows and pecans! Yumm! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2013
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. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2013
It is so simple to make and soooo tastes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2013
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. I would make these again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2013
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. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2013
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 disappear at any potluck I take them to! Cake creamy chocolate and finger food size. Absolutely perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2014
Easy and the kids loved them. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2013
I did this with Strawberry cake mix and bakers chocolate bar... it was DELISH... easy and yummy Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
Probably one of the best easiest desserts I've ever had--"Can't Leave Alone" is an understatement! I could easily have eaten the whole pan. Absolutely delicious!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2019
Quick and easy do not always make for a great outcome. These are VERY sweet and I added a bit of unsweetened cocoa to the melted chocolate. The sweet of the cake mix the sweet of the condensed milk and the milk chocolate leaves this a bit cloying. Read More
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