Cake Mix Cookie Cake Bars

Looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe? Try Cake Mix Cookie Cake Bars made with boxed cake mix and boxed vanilla pudding! These bars are perfect for any occasion and can be customized with your favorite mix-ins. 

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe, making cookie cake bars using a boxed cake mix is a great option! You can customize the recipe by adding M&Ms, chocolate chips, or sprinkles to the batter. Mix the ingredients in a mixing bowl and then bake these in an 8×8 pan!

Looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe? Try Cake Mix Cookie Cake Bars made with boxed cake mix and boxed vanilla pudding! These bars are perfect for any occasion and can be customized with your favorite mix-ins. 

Prep Work

Making the dough is simple and similar to any other chocolate chip cookie recipe. Start by creaming together the cake box mix, vanilla pudding, water, vegetable and eggs. Mix until the batter is nice and creamy. Fold in your desired mix-ins and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Be careful not to overbake, as you want the cookie cake bars to be slightly gooey and soft. Once cooled, slice and enjoy!

Looking for a cookie cake recipe? Make these delicious cookie cake bars using a boxed cake mix for the batter! Add M&Ms, chocolate chips or sprinkles!

Why I love these cookie bars

When my kids were little, we used to bake together all of the time. My little babies and I could have had our own baking show simply making desserts in the kitchen!

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One of our favorite recipes to make was a simple cake mix cookie bar recipe that I found on Dear Crissy.

These cookie bars are a convenient and delicious treat to bring to a variety of events, such as picnics, playdates, or holiday gatherings. They are easy to transport and serve, making them a great option for outdoor events. 

Looking for a cookie cake recipe? Make these delicious cookie cake bars using a boxed cake mix for the batter! Add M&Ms, chocolate chips or sprinkles!

Cake Mix Cookie Cake Bar Ingredients

  • Boxed cake mix – while traditional cookie cakes call for yellow cake mix, I have made this many of times with white cake mix and it tastes just as amazing
  • instant vanilla pudding – a great shortcut ingredient when baking that adds texture and flavor. A small box of instant vanilla pudding, I prefer Jello brand. For this recipe, it is just the powder!
  • water – used to thin the batter
  • vegetable oilvegetable oils are best for baking because it has very little flavor but adds a great deal of moisture to your baked goods.
  • eggs – when baking, always use room temperature eggs. Be sure to set your eggs out on the counter before you begin to mix your ingredients. Room temperature eggs blend more evenly in batters than eggs straight out of the refrigerator. When baking, also use large-sized eggs.
  • M&Ms – adds great flavor and crunch! Change up the colors you use for each holiday!
  • chocolate chips – I prefer milk chocolate, but you could certainly add dark chocolate if that is your preference
Looking for a cookie cake recipe? Make these delicious cookie cake bars using a boxed cake mix for the batter! Add M&Ms, chocolate chips or sprinkles!
  • Chocolate cake mix with chocolate pudding and chocolate chips
  • Lemon cake mix with lemon pudding and white chocolate chips
  • Funfetti cake mix with vanilla pudding and M&Ms

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some other mix-ins that can be used in the recipe?

There are many mix-ins that can be used in cake mix cookie cake bars! Some popular options include:

  • chopped nuts
  • M&Ms
  • sprinkles
  • chocolate chunks
  • peanut butter chips
  • caramel chips or sauce

Substitutions

Can you use applesauce instead of oil in cookie cake bars?

Yes, you can use applesauce instead of oil in cookie cake bars. When substituting applesauce for oil in a recipe, use the same amount. These cookie bars call for 3/4 cup vegetable oil, so simply replace it with I3/4 cup of applesauce. 

Storage Instructions

These cookie bars are baked in an 8×8 pan, so it’s easiest to leave them in the pan and cover with plastic wrap tightly tucked around the edges of the pan.

If you have removed them from the 8×8 pan, store leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days on the counter.

Can cookie cake bars be frozen?

Yes, cookie cake bars can be frozen. I suggest cutting the bars and wrapping them tightly plastic wrap and store in an air-tight container or plastic freezer bag for up to three months. It is important to label the container or bag with the date and type of cookie cake bars to keep track of their shelf life.

How to defrost cookie cake bars?

Defrost by placing the frozen cookie cake bars on the counter to defrost or in the refrigerator overnight.

Looking for a cookie cake recipe? Make these delicious cookie cake bars using a boxed cake mix for the batter! Add M&Ms, chocolate chips or sprinkles!

Cake Mix Cookie Bar Recipe

Here is the recipe for cookie cake bars made with yellow cake mix. If you would like to make an alternative flavor, use the same recipe below, just swap out the cake and pudding mix.

Looking for a cookie cake recipe? Make these delicious cookie cake bars using a boxed cake mix for the batter! Add M&Ms, chocolate chips or sprinkles!

Cake Mix Cookie Cake Bar

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
Looking for a cookie cake recipe? Make these delicious cookie cake bars using a boxed cake mix for the batter! Add M&Ms, chocolate chips or sprinkles! 
5 from 5 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 bars
Calories 534 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding, water, vegetable oil, eggs and mix on medium speed
  • Stir in by hand, M&Ms and chocolate chips
  • Pour batter into a greased 8"x8" square pan
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes. Stick a toothpick in the middle to ensure the center of the cake has been baked.

Nutrition

Calories: 534kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 4gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 508mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 148mgIron: 2mg
Keyword baked goods, holiday dessert
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In conclusion, Cake Mix Cookie Cake Bars are a delicious and easy dessert that can be customized to your liking. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a sweet treat that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re in a rush or just looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe, these bars are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. So why not give them a try and let me know what you think? I invite you to share your comments and feedback on this recipe and any variations you may have tried. Happy baking!

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