These bars are A-MA-ZING! They’re super rich and gooey and dense. All my favorite things in a dessert :-). Plus they are SUPER easy to throw together. Just take a look at that ingredient list, and you will KNOW these are good. Devil’s Food Cake? Oreos? Condensed Milk? Chocolate Chips? How can this possibly get better?! I loved that these don’t take long to make. The only problem is waiting for them to cool!
Before I give you the recipe, let me tell you a little story about what happened to me yesterday…ya see, here in the state of Alabama, we had some pretty strong storms blow through yesterday. However, they didn’t last all day, they just popped up here and there. I was on my way home from work, deciding when to go to the grocery store. At the time, it was beautiful and sunny. So I figured, it’d be best to go ahead and stop by Wal Mart before the weather could get bad. WRONG CHOICE. I was only in the store for about 15 minutes, but when I was ready to leave, the apocalypse had arrived. The wind was incredibly strong. So strong it broke the sliding doors in front of the building. I stepped outside and the wind immediately dragged me and my cart about 4-6 feet. Then, here’s the crazy part. Wal Mart had kayaks and kiddie pools out in front of their store to advertise. Well..the wind was picking them up and strewing them about the parking lot. I mean, these puppies were AIRBORNE. I struggle to my car (while fearing being hit by a flying kayak) and throw my groceries in the trunk. I then drive home, navigating through the debris. Then, I pull into my driveway to discover that the power is out in my house, and my garage door won’t open. So then I pull up next to my door to take the groceries in that way. Meanwhile, our grill cover goes flying past me, and I have to run and chase it down and put it back on the grill. Then, while I’m getting the groceries out of the trunk, the wind slams the trunk lid closed ON MY HEAD! It was really painful, but I’m just glad that it didn’t knock me unconscious! The power was out for the rest of the evening. Oh, and my husband is on a business trip so I was all by myself in the dark. It was a rough afternoon to say the least.
Anyways, I say all that so that you might feel a bit better about your day :-). Also, because it really does relate to this awesome dessert. I made these last week and only had one little serving left over. That little serving was waiting for me yesterday after my comically horrible afternoon. The deliciousness definitely helped me momentarily forget my soaking wet body and the lump on my head.
- 1 box Devils Food Cake Mix
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 14 Oreo Cookies, broken into bite size pieces
- 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place cake mix, butter and egg into a large bowl, mixing to combine. (I recommend using your hands. It's quicker and makes the batter more dense).
- Press batter into prepared baking pan. Top with broken pieces of cookies. Pour sweetened condensed milk over cookies and top with chocolate chips.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from oven.
- After 5 minutes of cooling, run a knife around edges to loosen, this makes it much easier to remove from foil. Let cool completely (about an hour), remove foil from pan, then cut into squares.
Source: Picky Palate