If you enjoy surprising your kids with treats after school, these cake mix bars are fun and festive. They also travel well for a summer potluck party too.
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I really love the new Simple & Delicious Cookbook from Taste of Home. This recipe for Easy Cake Mix Bars is on page 332 but they are so easy and my kids loved them, I thought I would share them with you. Taste of Home is one of the regular websites I visit when I’m looking for a particular recipe. I know I can trust the recipes because they are submitted by people like you and me who like to cook. I know their test kitchen tries all the recipes they publish giving me even more confidence that they will not only work, but be good, too.
So, after my kids went back to school, I wanted to make a new treat for them when they came home “starving”. I was looking for really easy and also did not want to go to the store for any ingredients. I know, a tough bill to fill. So, I took to my preview copy of the Simple & Delicious Cookbook. This recipe spoke to me…easy, cake mix, white chocolate chips, jimmies. So I set off to make it. When my kids arrived home from school, “starving”, they were pleasantly surprised with their festive treat. These cake mix bars are also perfect for a birthday or holiday. They are so festive with the addition of jimmies. Mix up the jimmies (you may call them sprinkles), using red, green and white for Christmas or pastels for spring. I also think they would make a great base for an ice cream sundae.
- 1 yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup 2% milk
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 1 cup white baking chips
- ½ cup mulit-color jimmies (sprinkles)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, egg, milk and oil. Stir in white baking chips and jimmies. Spread into a greased 15x10x1 - inch baking sheet.
- Bake 18 - 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes our clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
- To freeze the bars: Freeze in freezer containers. Thaw in covered containers before serving.
The number of bars you get will depend on the size you cut them.