I love all of the different things you can do with a basic yellow cake mix. With just a few ingredients you can have a delicious cake or ooey gooey cookies, like these Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookie Bars. They are pure decadence and incredibly easy to make!
I made these after seeing a recipe for Girl Scout Cookie Tagalong Cake Bars over at Kevin and Amanda. My version is a little different, because I don’t have any Girls Scout cookies.
What happened to the Girl Scouts this year? I usually have them knocking my door down trying to sell me cookies, but this year zilch. Nada. If someone would like to sell me some Girl Scout cookies, I would love to make Kevin and Amanda’s version too.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookie Bars
1 (18.25) package plain yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used crunchy- it was amazing)
1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Set aside an ungreased 9X13 inch metal pan.
2. Stir and combine cake mix, melted butter, peanut butter, and eggs in a large bowl using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon. The batter will be thick. Press this into the pan, reserving 1 1/2 cup of the mixture to crumble on top.
3. In a small pot, melt chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
4. Spread chocolate mixture over the cookie crust in the pan, and then crumble the 1 1/2 cups of reserved cake mixture on top evenly.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
These cookie bars are amazing when eaten warm, but are just as good cooled. Serve with a tall glass of milk, and enjoy. You know you want one!
Want more chocolate goodness? Check out this recipe for Texas Turtle Sheet Cake!