Cake Mix Bar Cookies


Everybody loves cake! Fluffy and sweet. Now take a simple cake mix and jazz it up by turning them into bars. Feel free to frost the bars.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup peanuts

  • cup English toffee bits

  • ½ cup chocolate chips

  • ½ cup butterscotch chips

  • cup shredded coconut, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine cake mix, butter, brown sugar, and eggs in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Stir in peanuts and toffee; spread into an ungreased 9x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut on top.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and coat with frosting. Cut into squares.

Cook's Notes:

Use any cake mix and frosting you prefer.

Almonds, cashews, or pecans can be substituted for the peanuts, if desired.

White chocolate chips can be substituted for the butterscotch chips, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
23g Fat
62g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 389mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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