Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

my mom's recipe for basic bar cookies. This can be adapted very easily to many different flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 3/4 ounce) box cake mix, any flavor
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (or your choice of any other add-in)


  1. Mix butter, water and eggs.
  2. Add cake mix and powdered sugar and beat well.
  3. Add any mix-ins desired.
  4. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until test done with toothpick.
Most Helpful

5 5

I've made these several times and they are GREAT! The entire family loves them. Thanks for posting!

4 5

Very quick and easy and tasty, although my chips sank to the bottom, too. Use a cherry chip cake mix and choc. chips. Especially nice for when you're in a hurry.

4 5

These bars tasted quite good but mine were kind of dry and crackly on top. All of the chocolate chips sunk to the bottom which made a sort of chocolate layer - not necessarily a bad thing, they just didn't look like the photo. I would have preferred the choc chips to stay scattered throughout the bar. I used a No Name cake mix so will try this again with a brand name to see if the texture is different. Overall though, we enjoyed it and it could not be easier to do. Thx.