Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

Posted: January 4

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Chocolate Chip Cake Bars are the perfect dessert to treat yourself with! Yellow cake mix is elevated with rich chocolate chips and nuts; it’s almost like this cake decided to dress up as a cookie. Each bite is sweet, delicious, and has a variety of textures. In the end, the cake is drizzled with melty chocolate. How could anyone resist? Chocolate Chip Cake Bars are mouthwatering confections that will inspire much amazement!


• 1 (18.5 ounce) package yellow cake mix • 2 large eggs • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed • 1/4 cup butter, melted • 1/4 cup water • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts • 2 cups chocolate chips, divided • 1 tablespoon shortening


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, and water.

Step 3

Beat the mixture on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in the nuts and 1 cup of the chocolate chips.

Step 5

Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Step 6

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out relatively clean, with no batter clinging to it, about 20-25 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool.

Step 7

In a microsafe bowl or in a double boiler, melt the shortening with the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Step 8

Drizzle the melted chocolate sauce over the top of the cake.

Step 9

Cut the cake into bars and seve.

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