So, I’m still trying to use up the gunny sack of chocolate chips Bret brought home from Costco. I’m not complaining (!), but we needed something a little varied from chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and by the way, I have the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies that my sister put in our little cookbook – I’ll post that another day. This recipe for Cant-Leave-Alone Bars originated from Taste of Home magazine and has been floating around the “cloud” for years.
The filling for this bar is the best part and when warm tastes like deep chocolate brownie pudding. It’s hard to describe, but is delicious. If I’m doing an honest review of the bar, though, I’d prefer a shortbread base and oatmeal streusel topping instead of the cake mix. That would make it perfect! One day I’ll experiment with that and post the results. You can’t go wrong with these if you want something quick and sweet, though, and I think kids would really like them.
- 1 box white cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk(not evaporated)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 stick butter , cut small
Heat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9x2" baking pan. Beat cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl till blended. Press 2/3 in pan and reserve the rest.
Microwave condensed milk, chocolate and butter in a bowl on high for 1 min. Stir well, then pour evenly over crust. Top with teaspoons of reserved cake mixture. Bake 20-25 min. Cool. Cut into bars.
Tips and Stuff:
You'll want to cut these small since the filling is so sweet and rich.
Chocolate cake mix would be good on this one, too, and would be oh so rich and decadent.