Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are made with boxed cake mix, butter, eggs and chocolate chips. So soft and yummy!
A SIMPLE COOKIE BAR RECIPE
Enter the Lazy Cookie Bar. Made with my favorite pantry item - the boxed cake mix. So versatile, so easy and so yummy. Only 4 ingredients and you probably have them all at home already. It's not a really thick bar. It's more like a sheet pan cookie. It's gooey and I love the edges - those are my favorite.
CAN I USE OTHER CAKE MIX FLAVORS?
The great thing about this recipe is all the variations you can make. I've made these with red velvet cake mix, chocolate cake mix, birthday cake mix and they've all been delicious! Also, feel free to use different types of chips or add in nuts. I really love when the holiday baking chips come out. You can really have fun with this recipe and no one will know just how easy it was to make but you!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- yellow cake mix
- salted butter
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
HOW TO MAKE LAZY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BARS:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. I love to use the kind that has flour in it (Baker's Joy).
Combine dry cake mix with melted butter and beaten eggs.
This is easier if you have an electric or stand mixer because batter will be very thick. Stir in bag of chocolate chips. Spread batter into greased baking dish.
What I like to do is spray my hand with some nonstick cooking spray and then spread the batter around using my hand since the batter is very thick.
Once it is evenly spread out, put in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
It will puff up as it is cooking and be golden brown around the edges when it is done.
And like any good chocolate chip cookie, I like to eat these warm so you can usually find me sneaking some bites from this pan before it's cool! This makes a great base for some ice cream too.
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Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 15.25 ounce box yellow cake mix
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 5 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. I love to use the kind that has flour in it.
- In a bowl, combine dry cake mix with melted butter and beaten eggs. This is easier if you have an electric or stand mixer because batter will be very thick.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread thick batter into greased baking dish. What I like to do is spray my hand with some nonstick cooking spray and then spread the batter around using my hand since the batter is very thick.
- Once it is evenly spread out, put in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
- It will puff up as it is cooking and be golden brown around the edges when it is done. Allow to cool.
- For an extra special treat, top with a scoop of ice cream!
- This can be made with any flavor of cake mix.
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This decadent dessert was so quick and easy to make! A fun mother/daughter baking event together. The only thing we added to the finished product was Hershey's Sundae Dream double chocolate syrup, whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles we had on hand. Since my oven temperature seems high and burns easily, I set my temp to 340 degrees and it turned out perfectly. Brown along edges and soft inside. Oh so yummy! This recipe is a fantastic idea for last minute events or company stopping by. The suggestion to spray hands with cooking spray to even mix out in pan was spot on. Worked great! Thank you for another wonderful recipe. This is definite a keeper and one everyone needs to try! You will absolutely LOVE IT!!!
Brandie @ The Country Cook
Oh my gracious! The addition of chocolate syrup AND sprinkles?!? I'm in - ha! Love it! Thanks so much!
This was the easiest best tasting recipe ever. 1 cup of milk choc chips and a 9 x 9 pan. Cookie bars were nice and thick. I’m gonna try choc cake and peanut butter chips.
Does it work just fine to double the recipe and put it in a 13 x 18 inch sheet pan? Maybe bake just a little longer?
Brandie @ The Country Cook
Hi Charlene. It seems like it would but I'll be honest - I haven't tested it yet though so you'll have to experiment a little with it. 🙂
The only thing about making these is you got to hide them when you have company and I don't like to share LOL they're delicious.
Can these be made ahead of time and frozen?
So good!! Next time I am putting 1 cup chocolate chips instead of 2 cups.