Shortcut Chocolate Chip Bars


Shortcut Chocolate Chip Bars

Shortcut Chocolate Chip Bars

Yellow cake mix makes these Shortcut Chocolate Chip Bars super easy to make as well as a softer cookie bar recipe. The cake mix serves as a great shortcut because all of the dry ingredients are already mixed together. These bars are perfectly chewy and have a wonderfully dense chocolate chip cookie flavor. They're easy to make for large crowds and share with friends, but are also just as easy to hoard for yourself. These dessert bars prove that sometimes baking from scratch can be really overrated.


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Cooking Time30 min

Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13 Baking Pan


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 ounces bag of dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 13x9 baking pan.

  2. Beat together sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until well incorporated.

  3. Add cake mix and water and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

  4. Spread prepared batter into 13x9 baking pan.

  5. Bake 28-30 minutes. Don't over bake.

  6. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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