I understand some big Yabba-dabba-do game is around the corner. I will not be watching, except for the commercials, but I do intend to imbibe in the spirit of the day. And by that I mean snack. So I’m posting a rich, chocolaty bar that can be whipped up in minutes, then baked to gooey perfection. Only six ingredients. Perfect if you’re needing to bring a quick treat to a game, to a church potluck, to friend in a crisis, whatever.
First a disclaimer – this is a treat. There are no ancient grains in it. It is not vegan or gluten free. Sorry!
You will use a cake mix. Find an organic one if that settles your mind, but that’s totally unnecessary. This is an old fashioned naughty, nummy bar recipe. Let’s dive in!
Ingredients For Game Day Chocolate Cookie Bars
1 white or yellow cake mix
1/3 cup canola oil (or coconut, if you prefer)
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup dark or semi sweet chocolate chips (now we’re getting to the good stuff.)
1/4 cup butter, cubed (1/2 a stick of butter)
Combine the cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl with a spoon.
Take about 2/3 of this and press it into the greased baking pan. Do this with your hands. It will remind you of finger painting, gooey, messy. (Don’t be tempted to bake this yet.)
In a microwave safe bowl (glass) pour in the sweetened milk and add the chocolate chips (finally!) and the butter.
Cook 30 seconds at a time until all is melted and then whisk until smooth.
Pour this chocolate goo over the cake mixture that is waiting patiently in the cake pan.
Use a small spoon and drop teaspoons of the remaining cake mixture randomly over the chocolate layer.
If you want, you can use a knife to sort of connect these little cake-like islands. But I didn’t.
Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool before cutting.
Makes 3 dozen or so, depending on how you cut them.
They were still pretty and got eaten in a flash at a church breakfast.