Love'em Bars

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


  • 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)


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

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  1. ala200269
    I've made these several times and they are GREAT! The entire family loves them. Thanks for posting!
  2. Alison G.
    These bars are delicious, though I made one adaptation. The cake mix I used was only 15.25 oz, not 18.75 oz - so I reduced the water in the recipe from 1/4 cup to 2 TBSP. They came out great and my chocolate chips did not sink to the bottom as some other reviewers had noted. I used a chocolate cake mix, chocolate chips and pecans. My kids ate these up!
  3. Ariane T.
    I certainly do
  4. Chef MB
    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.
  5. mums the word
    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.


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