Chocolate cake cookie bars are an easy dessert recipe. Turn a chocolate cake mix into these delicious cookie bars that are loaded with chocolate flavor. These dessert bars are packed with white chocolate and chocolate morsels for even more chocolate flavor.
I try to keep a well-stocked pantry so this means I have a few types of cake mixes. Cake mix can be made into many types of desserts that are easy to make. Our cookie cake bar recipe is one of these quick dessert recipes.
These cookie bars are similar to our chocolate peanut butter chip cookies just made with fewer ingredients.
How To Make Chocolate Cake Cookie Bars
These dessert bars are made with 5 simple ingredients. Making them an easy dessert to make.
In a large bowl whisk together a chocolate cake mix and instant chocolate pudding mix. Then add in the oil, water, and eggs. Mixing all the ingredients together until all are combined.
Because we used instant pudding in this recipe the batter will be thick. If you have a stand mixer I would recommend using that to mix this recipe. I used my hand mixer which work well but the beaters were full of this batter.
The next step is to add in more chocolate. You can't have too much chocolate, right? By adding in white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
The delicate flavor of the white chocolate morsels complements the rich chocolate flavor from the cake and pudding mix. Where the semi-sweet morsels bring in more chocolate flavor. With a rubber spatula fold in all the morsels.
I ended up using a devil's cake mix from Betty Crocker and a chocolate fudge instant pudding. You can use whichever type of chocolate cake and pudding you prefer.
How Long To Bake
Once you have the morsels all mixed into the batter it's time to spread it out into a baking dish. These bake up great in a 9x13 glass baking dish, if using a metal baking dish the time may vary.
Prepare the baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray. This helps the bars from sticking to the baking dish.
Add the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out. This batter is thick and sticky so it will take some work to get it to spread out in the baking dish. Don't be afraid to use your hands if you want.
The rubber spatula worked great for me with some sweet-talking the batter. Not really I just had to work it around a bit more than I would have with my hands.
Place the baking dish into a preheated 350℉ oven for 22-26 minutes. It did take my oven the whole 26 minutes to fully cook these bars. You can always do the toothpick test to check for doneness.
Let cool for a bit before cutting into them. We like them slightly warm with a bit of vanilla ice cream as a dessert.
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Chocolate Cake Cookie Bars
Chocolate cake cookie bars are an easy dessert recipe that requires few ingredients.
- 1 (15.25 ounce) Box Chocolate Cake Mix
- 1 (3.4 ounce) Box Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
- ¼ Cup Water
- ¾ Cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 Large Eggs
- ½ Cup White Chocolate Chips
- ½ Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips I used mini's
Preheat oven to 350℉ and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl whisk together the cake mix and instant pudding mix. Pour in the water, oil, and eggs. Mix together until all are combined.
Mix in by hand the white chocolate morsels and semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
This is a thick batter so when you spread it out into the prepared baking dish you may want to use your hands.
Bake in the preheat 350℉ for 22-26 minutes or until done. Insert a toothpick into the center, if it comes out clean they are done.
Let cool completely before cutting and serving.
Nutritional values may vary depending on the ingredients used. Cooking time may vary as well.
This batter is very thick and sticky.
I used a devil's food box cake mix from Betty Crocker. You can use any type of chocolate cake you like.