Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars - only 7 ingredients!! Cake mix, eggs, butter, oil, chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and crushed candy canes. I took these to a party and they were gone in minutes! I always double the recipe now because everyone goes crazy over this easy dessert!! These are best if you make them the day before and refrigerate overnight. Great for parties, tailgating, and your holiday cookie tray. YUM! #dessert #fudge #cakemix
chocolate cake bars on a tray

Easy Chocolate Cake Mix Bars

Need an easy and super delicious holiday treat? Look no further! These Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars are super easy to make and take AH-MAZ-ING! Cake mix bars with a yummy fudge layer and topped with crushed candy canes. Hello! Get in my belly! I'm not a big chocolate fan, but I could not stop eating these Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars. Seriously delicious! They are a must for your holiday cookie tray.

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How to Make Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars

These Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars are super easy to make. They start with a box of cake mix. Combine the cake mix with some oil and eggs. Press 2/3 of the cake mix dough into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Next, melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Pour the fudge over the cake mix layer. Finally, take the remaining cake mix dough and drop it on top of the fudge layer. Pop the bars in the oven and bake. Remove the cake mix bars from the oven and top with crushed candy canes.

Tips for Making Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars


  • You are going to only use the dry cake mix. DO NOT make the cake! 
  • I like to flatten the dough before dropping it on top of the fudge layer. This isn't necessary, but I like the way it looks. 
  • Line the baking dish with non-stick aluminum foil to easily remove the baked bars.
  • The bars are better if you refrigerate them for several hours before cutting. This allows the fudge layer to set.
  • Can use any flavor of chocolate chips- semi-sweet, bitter-sweet, milk chocolate. I used Baileys Irish Cream chips. Andes mint chocolate chips would also be good.

chocolate candy cane bars

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars are Great for the Holidays

These Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars are dangerously delicious. I had ZERO self-control around these cake mix bars. That fudge layer is everything! These Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars are a MUST for your holiday baking. They make a great homemade gift too!

We all know that you can't have only one sweet treat at the holidays. Here are a few of our favorite desserts for the holiday season:







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Dessert
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Yield: 3 dozen

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars Recipe

prep time: 10 minscook time: 20 mins total time: 30 mins
Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Bars - only 7 ingredients!! Cake mix, eggs, butter, oil, chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and crushed candy canes. I took these to a party and they were gone in minutes! I always double the recipe now because everyone goes crazy over this easy dessert!! These are best if you make them the day before and refrigerate overnight. Great for parties, tailgating, and your holiday cookie tray. YUM! #dessert #fudge #cakemix

ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 candy canes, crushed

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine cake mix, oil, and eggs. Press 2/3 of cake mix dough into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a microwave-safe dish, combine chocolate chips, butter, and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave in 1-minute increments until smooth. Pour fudge over cake mix dough.
  4. Drop remaining 1/3 of cake mix dough over the fudge layer.
  5. Bake bars for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Remove bars from oven and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. Cool completely before cutting.

NOTES:

Bars are best if refrigerated overnight. 
Can use any flavor of chocolate chips you prefer - semi-sweet, milk chocolate, bitter-sweet.
Line pan with aluminum foil to easily lift bars out of pan.
Cut bars as big or as small as desired.



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Coconut Cake
Cake Mix Toffee Bars
The Best Homemade Cheesecake
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