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Cake Mix Bars

Cake Mix Bars are a quick and super easy dessert filled with chocolate chips and M&M’s candies for a treat that everyone loves. Simple enough for any day of the week and a great dessert for potlucks and get togethers.

Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies are another one of my favorite desserts that start with a cake mix and you can’t go wrong with this Pineapple Dump Cake when you have cake mix on hand.

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Cake mix bars, stacked.

Cake Mix Bars ~ Easy Dessert Recipe

Cookie bars are my favorite when I’m in a hurry. You get all of the deliciousness of cookies but you can bake them all in one go and no scooping required. They are easy to make and easy to eat. A great hand held dessert bar for your next cookout or holiday gathering.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cake Mix: Any flavor, I used Yellow 
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Chocolate Chips
  • M&M’s Candies
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray or Butter for the Pan

Cake mix bars with chocolate chips and m&m's.

How to Make Cake Mix Bars

Making Cake mix bars collage/

  • In a mixer bowl, add the cake mix, vegetable oil, egg and milk.
  • Mix at low speed just until combined, raise to medium speed and beat until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.

Chocolate chip bars in a pan ready to bake.

  • Grease a 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Baked cake mix bars.

  • Remove from oven to a wire rack.

M&M's Cake Mix Bars in a pan.

  • Lightly press M&M’s candies into the top of the bars and cool completely.

Cake mix bars with chocolate chips and M&M's.

  • Slice into bars and serve immediately.

Storage and Freezing Directions:

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.
  • Freeze in a freezer safe container up to 3 months.

Cake mix bars on a plate.

More Delicious Cookie Bars to Try:

Stack of m&ms cake mix bars.

If you are looking for an easy dessert to try, give these easy Cake Mix Bars a try. They are made with just a few ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes.

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Cake mix bars with M&M's stacked.
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Cake Mix Bars

Cake Mix Bars are a quick and super easy dessert filled with chocolate chips and M&M's candies for a treat that everyone loves. Simple enough for any day of the week and a great dessert for potlucks and get togethers. 
 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Brownies & Bars
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix bars, cake mix desserts, chocolate chip bars, easy dessert
Servings: 15 Bars
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Milisa

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms candies
  • non-stick cooking spray or butter for greasing the pan

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Add cake mix, oil, milk and egg to a mixer bowl. Beat at low speed until ingredients come together, raise to medium speed and beat 1- 2 minutes until smooth.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Grease a 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan.
  • Pour batter into the jelly roll pan and smooth evenly.
  • Bake for 17- 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven to a wire rack.
  • Lightly press in the M&M's candies over the top.
  • Allow the bars to cool before slicing.

Notes

Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.
Freeze in freezer safe containers up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g

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