I'm back! After spending a lovely, long weekend with my Valentine in NYC, I am back in the district and avoiding unpacking my duffel bag - as usual. Before heading up to NYC last week, I had the chance to bake up some special Valentine's treats to bring with me. If you're a fan of easy and delicious baking recipes (which, who isn't?!), then you need to try this recipe. A few months ago I made Cake Box Cookies, and this time I decided to make the Cake Box Cookie Candy Bars which are LBV's favorite.
There are many variations of this recipe online, but here's my spin on it below - it's pretty hard to screw up, so I'm a fan :)
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup of melted butter (1 stick)
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs water
- 1 dash of oil if you so please ;)
- candy!! - my favorites are chocolate chips and butter finger (heath bar is great in it too!)
**Preheat the oven to 350 degrees**
1. Pour the entire box of cake mix into a bowl.
2. Add the melted butter, water, brown sugar, and oil.
3. Add the egg.
4. MIX (and try not to eat half the batter like I always do).
5. Mix in the candy - I chose chocolate chips and pieces of butterfinger - feel free to add in however much you see fit :)
7. HOW GOOD DOES THAT LOOK?!
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes in a 9x13 pan (or really whatever size depending on how thick you would like them). They should be light brown on top when ready. Wait about 10 minutes for the bars to harden up before cutting or digging into - but I get it, I have no patience either.