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Chocolate Chip Cake Bars recipe

Chocolate Chip Cake Bars recipe

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A wonderful snack to enjoy anytime of the day. The bars are buttery and dotted with chocolate chips and walnuts.

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IngredientsMakes: 24 bars

  • 110g butter
  • 110g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 520g sponge cake mix
  • 120g chopped walnuts
  • 340g plain chocolate chips

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:50min

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking tin.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg, then stir in sponge cake mix. Finally, mix in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread mixture into tin.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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by AnnieO60

I made these last night. They were a big hit with my family. I used a yellow cake mix because it was what I had on hand. I added a little vanilla extract, two eggs, and a little oil. Delicious! Very easy to make, and a very quick clean up.-08 Jan 2008

by Nae

I added 1/3 cup of water as other suggested. I also added dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and oatmeal. I have taken them to several parties and they have been a hit! Be sure to not over cook them - I take them out just before they look done because they firm up as they cool. However, the batch I left in the whole time were gone even though they were crispier.-21 Dec 2006

by Dianne

I substituted Butter Pecan cake mix and added chopped pecans and butterscotch chips. They were GREAT!!!! Tasted like a pecan sandie but chewy.-23 Feb 2006

Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Taste testers gave these chocolate chip cookie bars a stamp of approval– and I’m so glad because this dough makes my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies, too. We’re talking the softest, chewiest, thickest chocolate chip cookies to ever come out of my oven.

And if you can believe it, baking chocolate chip cookies as cookie bars transforms them into something even better. Plus, we don’t have to chill the cookie dough and we don’t need to roll the dough into individual cookies. So they’re homemade soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, only easier to prepare. A lazy gal’s cookie if you will.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

This week I made Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars! Watch the video showing you how to make these easy dessert bars, then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can bake them at home.

I have been jam-packed with homework and sports lately, so posting has been rare. High school is tough, especially when tennis is just ending and basketball is just starting up. High school tennis went very well, and I ended up as the #2 ranked player on the team at the end of the season! Now basketball is beginning, and lacrosse begins right after that. You could say that my schedule is very packed!!

But I always have time for baking, of course! These chocolate chip cookie bars look fantastic, don’t they?! Just like a normal cookie, but a different shape and a bit thicker.

These bars are so easy to make! With only four ingredients, I don’t know how you could go wrong. Surprisingly, there is vanilla cake mix in the recipe. It doesn’t make the bars extra-cakey, but it does add a nice texture and flavor. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

They’re like a stack of gold bars! Mouth-watering deliciousness sitting right in front of your eyes on this little plate! Don’t you just wish that you could reach through the screen and grab one? I sure do, because these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are already gone at my house. I have used these bars as dessert in my school lunches. It is definitely a happy moment when I open my lunch bag. Great for school lunches and snacks?! I don’t know how these cookie bars could be any better…

I will be trying to post more now that I am getting familiar with the larger workload and sports commitment of high school. Don’t worry, RecipeBoy is here to stay!!

How to Make Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake with cake mix:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. With a mixer, blend dry cake mix, melted butter and eggs until smooth stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  3. Pour into prepared dish.
  4. For the second layer, cream eggs, powdered sugar and softened cream cheese.
  5. Spread layer over the chocolate chip layer.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown and just set in the center.
  7. Let cool before cutting.

For the full recipe and ingredient list for chocolate chip butter cake, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Tips for Success

  • Measure accurately. Use a kitchen scale if possible. Otherwise, spoon and sweep when you measure the dry ingredients and sugar.
  • Use a light-colored pan. Dark pans tend to over-bake the outside edges and bottom.
  • Not familiar with cookie butter? It&rsquos a spread made from sweet, spiced cookies. Look for it alongside other spreads like peanut butter.
  • Don&rsquot over-mix. The cake should be soft yet sturdy. Mixing too much can lead to a tough, dense crumb. If you mix the batter just until you see a few streaks of flour remaining, it will finish mixing when you stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Keep it simple. Just a dusting of confectioners&rsquo sugar on top is all you need to top this cake. For an even simpler snack cake, skip that additional sugar and just enjoy the cake as is.

Cakes don&rsquot always have to be elaborate affairs. While there are plenty of times for a beautiful, fancy cake, there are far more times where a simple cake perfectly fits the bill. This Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Snack Cake is just the kind of cake to enjoy for a sweet snack most any time of day!

Just a few ingredients and steps are needed to make this chocolate chip cookie bars. Here are the ingredients needed:

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • chocolate chips

And with these ingredients, they only take a few minutes to put together. Begin by microwaving the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Let cool.

Add the brown sugar, vanilla and egg and mix well. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon and pour into a greases 9࡯ pan.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Serve warm and eat by themselves or with ice cream.

Recipe Summary

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more baking sheet
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups mixed semisweet- and milk-chocolate chips (about 18 ounces)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with rack in center. Generously butter a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla mix until well combined. Add flour mixture beat on low speed until just combined. Beat in chocolate chips.

Spread dough on prepared baking sheet. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until edges are brown and top is golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack let cool completely on baking sheet. Use a serrated knife to cut into 1 1/2-by-4-inch bars.

Cookie Butter Recipe

1 cup mini chocolate chips.

Look at this dough!! Oh yah.

Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper.

The gooey biscoff icing is sweetened condensed milk and biscoff spread melted. Talk about heaven.

Please do yourself a favor and take a lick of this icing.


Preheat the oven to 375 F and grease a square baking pan with coconut oil.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mashed banana, eggs, peanut butter, melted and cooled coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla extract.

Stir in the rolled oats, baking powder and cinnamon. Fold in a handful of chocolate chips.

Transfer oat mixture to the prepared pan and add a sprinkling of extra chocolate chips on top, sliced bananas and a dusting of cinnamon.

Bake bars for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges start to turn a deep golden brown. Let pan cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

How Do You Make a Cheesecake Bar?

There are lots of different ways to make cheesecake bars and I have some fabulous recipes on Mom On Timeout that you can check out if you’re looking for a different flavor:

Instead of making cheesecake in a springform pan, cheesecake bars are made in 8-inch, 9-inch or 9吉 baking pans. This makes them easier to cut into bars.

Like traditional cheesecake recipes, cheesecake bars often feature some sort of crust. In these Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars, I’m using chocolate chip cookie dough as the crust. It makes the cheesecake bars easier to hold and handle.

I’m not sure there are two things in my life that I love more than chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake… Straight up awesome.