Happy Valentine's Day! Do you have any big plans?
Snowpocalypse 2014 sorta changed our plans (and everyone else's around here, too!) so we'll be punting for dinner tonight. Here's hoping the roads are safe enough to venture out some - or we'll be eating leftovers!
While stuck inside, I did whip up some tasty treats including these chocolate chip cookie bars. Made with cake mix and pudding mix, they are ready to bake in 5 minutes and just take 1 bowl! That's my kind of baking :)
We already know that pudding mix = fantastic cookies and the same is the case here. These are soft, vanilla-y, and incredibly moist. Because they are bars, you can just pour the whole bowl of batter into a 9x13 pan and bake! No rolling dough, rotating baking sheets, messing with cooling racks, cookie cutters, etc. Just good cookies - in bar form!
Throw in whatever you have on hand - chocolate chips, Reeses pieces, M&Ms, crushed up candy bars, sprinkles, etc. Be creative!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
1 box yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1.5 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil, and eggs. Fold in the chocolate chips until well blended.
Spread the dough in the pan evenly and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the edges are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let sit a few minutes before cutting - they firm up a bit while they cool.
Source: Real Mom Kitchen