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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Bars

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Chocolate chip cake mix bars are simple but delicious. Their texture is almost a cross between a cookie and cake. They are a lovely way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Stack of chocolate chip cake mix bars on a plate surrounded by extra chocolate chips.

These easy cake mix bars are dotted with plenty of yummy chocolate chips. They are super soft and beyond easy to make too.

Cookie bars are a time saving treat. They are a great way to make a dessert without lots of effort or multiple batches in the oven.

Of course they are even easier to make when you start with a cake mix. These can be in the oven in ten minutes or less.

Chocolate chip cookies are always a hit with my family. They are definitely a classic for a reason.

But sometimes I don’t have the time or energy to make tray after tray of cookies. The chilling, scooping and rotating one tray of cookies at a time through the oven can be too much.

Luckily there are plenty of great dessert bars to help solve that problem.  There is no chilling to do and only one trip to the oven!

Cut them into squares and you have the perfect little treat. Wrap them up for lunch box snacks and your kids will feel extra special.

They are also great for carry-ins or picnics.  You could even wrap them individually and freeze them for a quick grab and go snack later.

You could also very easily press this into a 12″ skillet or a couple of 8″ rounds for cookie cakes. Just be sure to shave some time off the baking for the smaller pans if you go that route.

Or bake the bars in an 8-inch square pan for even thicker bars. You will want to reduce the heat to 325F and add about 10 minutes to the bake time if you go that route though.

More Great Recipes to Try

If you don’t want to use a cake mix, brown sugar chocolate chip cookie bars are a great option. They are chewy and delicious.

Or for other recipes that start with a cake mix, try making some fudgy cake mix bars. They have a cookie like crust and a peanut butter and chocolate fudge center.

Stack of three chocolate chip bars made from a yellow cake mix on a small plate, ready to eat.

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Bars

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
Chocolate chip cake mix bars are simple but delicious. Their texture is almost a cross between a cookie and cake. They are a lovely way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
5 from 1 rating
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes


  • 1 box yellow cake mix 13.25-15.25 ounces
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • cup water
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips + Extra for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the chocolate chips and mix until no lumps appear.
    1 box yellow cake mix, 2 large eggs, ½ cup vegetable oil, ⅓ cup water
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
    ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle a few chocolate chips over the top and bake for 24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out just barely gooey. You don't want them to be 100% finished as they will continue to cook once pulled out of the oven.
  • Cool in the pan for 20-30 minutes. If sliced before they’ve cooled, they have a tendency to fall apart.
  • Once cool, slice the bars, serve, and enjoy!


Once you’ve added the chocolate chips, it’s important you do not use the mixer in the batter. You want to fold those into the batter using a rubber spatula.
If you bake these in a smaller pan, they will turn out thicker, but you’ll need to lower the oven to 325 and bake them for about 10 minutes longer.
If you use too many chocolate chips, these will fall apart, even if you let them rest. Although they will be so very gooey and awesome, they will be a mess. 😛
The final texture is a little softer than cookies, but that’s part of what makes them so good. 


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 324mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 40IUCalcium: 103mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Wednesday 3rd of July 2024

These are so easy and so good!


Wednesday 3rd of July 2024

Aren't they? I'm glad you liked them!