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Gooey Snickers Cake Bars

 

Oh my.

How have I not shared a dessert recipe with you since 2016?  Yeah, go ahead and check.  It's sad but true.

As you can imagine, I have been EATING desserts and chocolate like mad.  (Can we say half-priced Valentine's Day chocolates?  Yes please.)

So now I present to you a cake bar that I had no intention of making for the blog.  I was "teased" at work that I hadn't brought in any snacks lately.  Which was true.  So I decided, alright, fine, I'll make a sweet treat for everyone.  I pulled out a quick recipe from my extensive list of Coworker recipes (yes, I have a Bookmark for recipes to make for my coworkers).  This Snickers cake bar was so delicious that I seriously contemplated only taking half of the pan to work.  I could easily finish off half a pan of this myself.  But I did the right thing and took them to work.

Since I hadn't actually taken any quality shots along the way, I knew I had to make these bars again so I could showcase them here.  I'm sorry / You're welcome.  You'll also be hooked by how quickly this can be whipped up and also by how tasty and gooey these are.  Let's not forget that Snickers bars are fabulous too.  I always overlook them because I'm weird and like to eat small pieces of candy, but I'll never turn up my nose at chocolate!

 

Gooey Snickers Cake Bars
makes 12-16 bars

Print Recipe

  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 box Yellow or Golden Butter Cake Mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 package Snickers bites or 2 1/2 cups chopped Snickers
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 - 1 cup melted chocolate

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Use parchment paper to line a 9" x 13" baking pan.  Set aside.

2) Add the butter, cake mix and egg to a large bowl.  Use your hands to combine everything.  The dough will be shaggy but if pressed, it should hold together.

3) Transfer the dough to the baking pan and press into a crust.

4) Scatter the Snickers pieces on top of the crust.  Press them gently into the dough.

5) Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the Snickers pieces.

6) Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until baked through.

7) Allow to cool completely.  Drizzle the melted chocolate over the bars and allow to set.  Cut the bars into squares and serve.

--recipe from Picky Palate