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Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Cake Mix Cookie Bar with a bite taken out

Cake mix cookie bars are one of the easiest desserts to make and the recipe only calls for four ingredients. Chances are, you already have the ingredients to make this rich and decadent chocolatey dessert.

If you love to make cookie bars, then I promise you will love these. And, this is one of those recipes that you will keep to make over and over again.

Cake Mix Cookie Bars stacked on top of each other.

Only Four Ingredients

I love recipes that only call for a few ingredients, and this one tops the list. I made the cake mix cookie bars and took them over to the kid’s tutoring center and they loved them!

In fact, the recipe calls for four ingredients to be exact, and what could be easier than that?

The best part is that this recipe was a cinch to make and I already had the ingredients at the house.

And, you can switch out the cake mixes if you’d rather use a white cake, or a lemon cake with lemon chips, or even a strawberry cake mix.

What Do I Need to Make Cake Mix Cookie Bars?

  • 1 Box of cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chocolate chips

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post

Easy cookie bars on a piece of parchment paper.

How Do I Make the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars?

  1. Add the eggs to a large bowl and beat them for a few seconds.
  2. Next, add the cake mix and the vegetable oil to the bowl and mix well. The batter will be thick.
  3. Finally, add the chocolate chips and mix.
  4. Spread the thick batter into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Pouring eggs into a glass bowl

Start by adding the eggs to a large bowl. Beat the eggs for about 30 seconds.

Cake mix and eggs in a glass bowl for cake mix cookie bars

Secondly, add the cake mix to the bowl.

Pouring vegetable oil into a glass bowl with cake mix and eggs.

Thirdly, pour the vegetable oil into the bowl.

Cake mixture in a glass bowl

Fourthly, mix all of the ingredients together until they are well blended. The mixture is going to be very thick and you’ll need to make sure all of the cake mix lumps are mixed in well.

Chocolate chips in a bowl with cake mix.

Finally, add the chocolate chips to the bowl and combine.

You can also add white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or just about any type of chips that you like, and that’s what makes this a fun recipe because it’s so interchangeable.

Chocolate chip cookie bars in a 9x13 pan

Press the chocolate chip cookie bars into a 9″ x 13″ pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

If you don’t have a cake tester, a thin knife will work just as well.

When I first made this recipe, I didn’t think that I would need a 9″ x 13″ dish, but they will rise quite a bit while cooking, so don’t go any smaller than this size.

Chocolate chip cookie bars with cake mix.

Let the bars cool for at least half an hour and then slice them.

The tops of the chocolate chip cookie bars are crunchy and the insides are chewy and chocolatey and so delicious.

This is the perfect dessert recipe to take to a potluck, office party, or to share with friends.

Recipe Card

Check out the chocolate cake mix cookie bars recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a great dessert.

Then, share your comments below and click here to share a picture of your cookie bars on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share with us so we can try it, too!

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Yield: 36

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Cake Mix Cookie Bars stacked on top of each other.

Cake mix cookie bars are one of the easiest dessert recipes to make and it only requires four ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 15.25 oz. box Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and grease a 9" x 13" baking dish.
  2. Add the eggs to a large bowl and beat.
  3. Next, add the cake mix and the vegetable oil and mix. The batter will be thick.
  4. Finally, add the chocolate chips and mix.
  5. Spread into the greased pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cake tester comes out clean.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Frances

Saturday 14th of November 2020

Made these and they were wonderful! Can u make a topping like powered sugar and drizzle on top, thank u for sharing your recipes!

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 14th of November 2020

I love to hear that! Thank you. Yes, you can make an icing drizzle. Just combine about one cup of powdered sugar and one to two tablespoons of milk and you've got the drizzle! If it's still thick, you can add a little bit more milk. Enjoy!

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