Monday, April 21, 2014

French Vanilla Cake Bars

Yesterday was Easter, and it was a busy, fun, tiring day. I woke up at 3am to get the Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin started so it would be ready for lunch. Then as soon as I woke up, I made these cake bars so they'd be ready for our dessert. After that, I got to relax just a little before CM and I made some homemade laundry detergent. Then lunch was ready and we ate. And that afternoon, we took AB into the backyard for an Easter Egg Hunt. He had fun running around to pick up the eggs, though we had to keep him focused on it and that was a little difficult. We had a fun family night after the Egg Hunt, and AB was absolutely worn out from all of his running around and stuff. 

But back to these cake bars. I chose to make these for our Easter dessert, and they were just delicious and the perfect end to our Easter lunch. They were really easy to make too! Just 5 ingredients!!

Here's what you need:
  • A box of French Vanilla cake mix
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 C of chocolate chips
Here's what you do:
  • Preheat your oven to 350 and line a 9x9 pan with foil, then spray it well with cooking spray.
  • Add the cake mix, butter, and egg to a large bowl and blend with a hand mixer until it becomes a thick dough.
  • Spread 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the pan.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the dough and spread it out. 
  • Sprinkle your chocolate chips evenly over it.
  • With the rest of the dough, pick up a little bit and roll it into a ball, then smoosh it flat with your palms.
  • Lay the flattened dough over the top of the condensed milk and chocolate chips.
  • Continue until you've covered all of the area with dough.
  • If you want, you can top the bars with more chocolate chips.
  • Place in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  • Let them chill enough that they've set, then slice and enjoy!

The cake bars didn't last long. CM loved eating them with ice cream, but I ate them by themselves. Either way, they're delicious and soft and creamy. You won't regret making these! 

Let me know what you think of them, and be sure to share this recipe with your family and friends!

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  1. Oh. My. Goodness! These look so rich - and so good. I'll have to add them to my Andi recipe collection and serve them SOON! :)

    1. You won't regret making these at all. They'll be gone in a flash too!

  2. these look really yummy..pinning to try. found at showlicious sat. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy them when you get to make them!

  3. My mouth is watering. Seriously!


    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! I hope you will join us again this Saturday at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

    1. I'm a little late to the party this week, but thank you!