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Recipe For Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Today I'm sharing a cheaters version of my Recipe For Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. You'll love how simple it is to get these cake mix cookie bars ready and they're adorable enough to share.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
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Today I’m sharing a cheaters version of my Recipe For Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. You’ll love how simple it is to get these cake mix cookie bars ready and they’re adorable enough to share.

Making cake mix cookies has become something of an obsession around here…Boxed cake mixes are versatile and super useful for making everything from bread recipes to cakes and even donuts!

I love making recipes as easy as possible because who has the time to spend half the day preparing something that you end up being too tired or stressed out to fully enjoy?! These super simple chocolate chip cookie bars are quick, easy, and each one comes out perfect so you can share them with pride!

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You have probably already noticed that this recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars produces perfectly square cookie bars…that’s not magic, it’s this pan. Using a square muffin pan makes these cookie bars super perfect and it also makes your life a lot easier.

There’s no need to measure out how to cut these because the pan does all of that for you. The cookie bars have a perfectly crispy edge and gooey soft centers that are to die for!

A stack of the finished chocolate chip cookie bars ready to eat.

If you’ve ever had a pan like this you could probably also make that work since the batter for this recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars is pretty stiff when you are putting it into the pans.

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Other Kitchen Essentials for Baking:

If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

A view of the finished recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars ready to eat.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

What ingredients do I need to make chocolate chip cookie bars the easy way?

You will only need butter, eggs, a yellow cake mix, and some semi sweet chocolate chips. I like the allergy friendly mini chocolate chips.

Ingredients needed to make my recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars laid out before we begin baking.

I just noticed the other day that Toll House makes them now as well. Normally I’d grab the Enjoy Life brand ones but really any mini chocolate chips will work great for this recipe.

If you don’t have mini ones on hand you could just run the larger ones through the food processor for a quick spin to make the chunks a little smaller. The big chips just tend to be a little overwhelming in the small space of the square muffin pans!

All the delicious chocolate chip cookie bars ready to eat.

Can I add something besides chocolate chips to these cookie bars?

You can add whatever you like to this mix and it will come out pretty great. If you have sprinkles on hand that you’d like to throw in the mix that would be good, you could also try white chocolate chips or yogurt chips for a little twist.

This recipe is really easy to play with to create something delicious that everyone will enjoy. Try adding some cinnamon and brown sugar for a churro style cookie bar! Chocolate jimmies or holiday themed sprinkles would also be festive and adorable in this tasty treat.

A close up of the inside of one of the finished cookie bars ready to eat.

How to make lazy chocolate chip cookie bars:

These are my called “lazy” for nothing…they’re super easy to make. There’s just a few simple steps standing between you and some deliciously perfect cookie bars.

Another shot of the ingredients for chocolate chip cookie bars before we start cooking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare pan or your choice with nonstick spray 

ingredients being prepared eggs and wet ingredients in a mixing bowl

Mix melted butter with eggs 

cake mix being added to the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Stir in cake mix 

chocolate chips being added to the mixing bowl full of ingredients.

Add chocolate chips 

batter put into 12 square hole baking pan

Spoon into pan and bake 20-28 depending on pan size  

Finished recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars ready to cool and eat.

Cool completely and cut into squares

cookie bars cooling on a cooling rack.

Enjoy! 

all the finished cookie bars ready to serve.

Was I lying?! Super easy to make, right?! This recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars is one of my favorites because it always comes out so well. I always double the recipe…which is super simple to do thanks to the boxed cake mix.

here we see all the finished chocolate chip cookie bars ready to be eaten.

Knowing how easy the recipe is to make I keep a lot of these ingredients on hand at all times. They store great in the pantry and then you can whip up a batch whenever you need a quick and simple treat.

Do you want to make more cake mix recipes?

If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.

There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.

A plate holding the finished recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars.

Try out Apple Pie Cookies, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes, Twix cookies, brownie batter dip, key lime cookies, chocolate cherry cookies, vanilla cake with strawberry filling.

More options are these butter pecan cookies, banana bread with cake mix, 3 ingredient cake mix cookies, cinnamon donutsfunfetti sugar cookie trufflesred velvet cake mix cookies.

There’s more! Don’t miss out on these lemon cake mix cookies, and even cream soda cake mix cupcakes!

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Recipe For Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Today I'm sharing a cheaters version of my Recipe For Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. You'll love how simple it is to get these cake mix cookie bars ready and they're adorable enough to share.
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Servings: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 – 12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare pan or your choice with nonstick spray
  • Mix melted butter with eggs
  • Stir in cake mix
  • Add chocolate chips
  • Spoon into pan and bake 20-28 depending on pan size
  • Cool completely and cut into squares
  • Enjoy!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 393mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g

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