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Bar Cookies from Cake Mix

"A bar cookie that has chocolate chips and nuts. This is easy and delicious."
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50 m servings 366 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 9x13 inch pan)


  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.9g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 262 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg, then stir in cake mix. Finally, mix in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread mixture into pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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I made these last night. They were a big hit with my family. I used a yellow cake mix because it was what I had on hand. I added a little vanilla extract, two eggs, and a little oil. Delicious! ...

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I did not like this recipe at all! The consistency was not that good, and the cookies came out out hard and not very tasty. Nothing like real home made cookies from scratch!

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I made these last night. They were a big hit with my family. I used a yellow cake mix because it was what I had on hand. I added a little vanilla extract, two eggs, and a little oil. Delicious! ...

I added 1/3 cup of water as other suggested. I also added dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and oatmeal. I have taken them to several parties and they have been a hit! Be sure to not ...

I substituted Butter Pecan cake mix and added chopped pecans and butterscotch chips. They were GREAT!!!! Tasted like a pecan sandie but chewy.

I have made this many times. Always wonderful. You can make it as written and its great w/4 T. water, an extra egg, some vanilla extract and cook for 35 minutes. Thank you.

These were great! I, too, used 4 tbsp of water. Used a Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate cake mix w/Hersey's choc syrup in the box. Didn't use choc chips because I didn't have any (and didn't need an...

Pretty Darn Good! I used a chocolate cake mix, 4 Tbsp of water and baked for 25 min. I also stirred in a 1/2 package of Skor Bits (toffee bits) into the batter, and sprinkled the other 1/2 pac...

I made this yesterday because it seemed easy and I already had everything I needed in the pantry. I followed other suggestions and increased the water to 1/3 cup, and baked for only 22 minutes....

I made these last week because I needed something to take to an open house, and I wanted to make a bar cookie (therefore something quick)with ingredients I had on hand. So here's my take....way...

This is nice because you can throw just about anything you have in it. To get rid of odds and ends in my fridge, I mixed butterscotch chips, semisweet chips, and 70% bittersweet baking bar, ~1.2...