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.
- Yellow Cake Mix
- Vegetable Oil
- White Chocolate Chips
- Rainbow Sprinkles
I was given a complimentary copy of the Simple & Delicious cookbook to review, with no obligation. All opinions are my own.
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 (or sprinkles). Lo and behold, I had all of the ingredients 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.
Tips and Tricks to Making Easy Cake Mix Bars
- Using a yellow cake mix makes this recipe more flavorful. You could choose to use a butter yellow cake mix but I don’t suggest a white cake mix. White cake mixes are softer when made. Yellow has more substance which you need with the addition of the white chocolate chips and jimmies, also known as sprinkles.
- Make sure all ingredients are room temperature.
- It’s OK to use whole or 2% milk. I have used both of these when I’ve made this recipe. I have not tried this recipe with non-dairy milk products.
- You may also know these treats as funfetti cake bars due to the addition of the sprinkles. These cake bars travel well making them perfect for a potluck party.
More Recipes That Start with a Cake Mix
- Chocolate Cake Mix Snickerdoodles
- Lemon Oreo Bars
- Easy Halloween Cake Mix Cookies
- Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies
What Are Sprinkles Made Of?
The simple answer is a number of things including sugar, corn syrup, cornstarch, wax and artificial flavors, though rainbow sprinkles really don’t have any flavor. Chocolate ones have the addition of cocoa and mildly taste like chocolate.
- 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.