Christmas Goodies

Cookie Cake Bars

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This recipe was inspired by cleaning my pantry. I had a random box of yellow cake mix, a couple of chocolate and butterscotch chip bags that were half used, and a little bit of peanut butter left in the jar that was preventing me from opening a fresh jar. Boom – a recipe is created! These Cookie Cake Bars are so moist and fun, with loads of texture & flavor. Plus, they are crazy easy to make. ENJOY!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Cake Layers

  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs

Filling

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Optional topping – mini semisweet chocolate chips

MAKE THEM:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Mix the cake layer ingredients until just combined.

Lightly spray the bottom of a 13×9 inch baking dish.

Spread half of the dough mixture on the bottom and even out.

Save the rest for the top.

In a medium bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Microwave in 30 minute increments until smooth. Alternatively, you could do this over medium/low heat on the stove.

Pour filling over the bottom layer of the dough.

Top with the rest of the dough – crumbling pieces over it until it’s nearly all covered.

Sprinkle mini semisweet chocolate chips on top.

Bake 30-35 mins or until the top is golden brown.

Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

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5 from 3 votes

Cookie Cake Bars

These cookie cake bars are a great mix of gooey cookie and crumbly, moist cake!

Ingredients

Cake Layers

  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs

Filling

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Optional topping - mini semisweet chocolate chips

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 350.
    • Mix the cake layer ingredients until just combined.
    • Lightly spray the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish.
    • Spread half of the dough mixture on the bottom and even out.
    • Save the rest for the top.
    • In a medium bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Microwave in 30 minute increments until smooth. Alternatively, you could do this over medium/low heat on the stove.
    • Pour filling over the bottom layer of the dough.
    • Top with the rest of the dough - crumbling pieces over it until it's nearly all covered.
    • Sprinkle mini semisweet chocolate chips on top.
    • Bake 30-35 mins or until the top is golden brown.
    • Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

    Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

    6 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      These are seriously making me hungry and I will be making them for the 4th of July! Thanks.

    2. 5 stars
      I made these yesterday and half of them are already gone! I’m gonna have to make another batch for the 4th!

    3. Julie Waldron Reply

      These sound delicious, I love the chocolate layer in the middle! I pinned this one.

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