These cookie bars are the easiest, most delicious dessert or snack to make with cake mix. I always get rave reviews when I make these!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
22 mins
32 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Combine cake mix, eggs, and oil in a bowl using an electric mixer until well blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside 1/3 of the mixture; press remaining mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form a crust.

  • Combine sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and margarine in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring and checking for completion, about 2 minutes. Pour evenly over the crust. Drop teaspoonfuls of the reserved crust mixture on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Cook's Note:

You can use butter in place of margarine, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 45.1g 15% DV; fat 16.7g 26% DV; cholesterol 31.6mg 11% DV; sodium 284.8mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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5.10.20 I had a box of white cake mix that was nearing its “best by” date, so this was the perfect recipe to use it up. The cake mix was 16 oz, so I added a little cake flour to get it up to 18.25 oz. I’m quite happy with the way this turned out. Served today with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprig of fresh mint. Super simple to make, a firm crust that cut well into bars/squares, had nice eye appeal, and tasted good! The best way to describe its texture is fudgy/chocolaty. Thanks for sharing your recipe, we enjoyed it Read More