Doctored Cake Mix Cookies Or Bars

Sunday, October 31, 2010
This is a simple box of chocolate cake mix made into bars or cookies.

If you're looking for the easiest quick dessert without all the fuss this doctored cake mix will be your newest best friend in the kitchen.

Get creative and change it up to a new flavor every time with additions of chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, or even crushed candy bars.

For your convenience, we have added this to the recipe card that is printable below.

Perfect dessert for unexpected guests, potlucks, and teaching kids how to cook!







Doctored Cake Mix



This recipe is so darn easy to make, I really don't call it a recipe, its fullproof and perfect for the non baker.


The bars or cookies can be transformed into something different just by topping additons and any flavored cake mix


We love lemon bars with white chocolate chips just as an example, mix and match cake mixes with flavors and create your own


This simple doctored cake mix fools everyone that it's made from scratch just by your adaptions so lets get baking!


How easy is that?


If you love mounds bars and almond joys, this cake is an excellent choice of desserts with a moist banana cake and you can even add toasted almonds if you love nuts!






Ingredients Needed


  • cake mix any flavor
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • butter
  • frosting
  • see notes for topping suggestions






Topping Suggestions


  • whole pecans or any chopped or sliced nuts
  • chocolate chips
  • coconut
  • dried fruits chopped
  • maraschino cherries
  • candy bars chopped
  • peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips or toffee chips
  • funfetti sprinkles
  • your favorite frosting, chocolate, vanilla, cream cheese or use melted chocolate



this is a pan of banana cake topped with coconut and chocolate chips in a sheet pan lined with parchment paper there are bananas in the background and pot holder on the pan



Batter


  1. don't over mix the batter.
  2. fold in any mix-ins or add to the top before baking
  3. use any flavored cake mix
  4. any flavored cake mix takes the same ingredients listed in the recipe card
  5. Also, test with a toothpick for completion of cooking






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Other Doctored Cake Mix Combinations and Ideas

  1. spice cake with raisins added cinnamon and sugar on top or a light glaze
  2. lemon cake mix with lemon zest, white chocolate chips
  3. white cake with pineapple, coconut, and macadamia nuts
  4. chocolate cake mix with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and chopped crushed Oreos cookies or nutter butters
  5. chocolate cake mix with coconut and chocolate chips on top
  6. tint the frosting to match a holiday theme or party


Doctored Cake Mix Cookies Or Bars

Doctored Cake Mix Cookies Or Bars

Yield: 30
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 20 Min
This is a doctored cake mix can be made with any flavor to make bars or cookies with just a few added ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of any flavored packaged cake mix IE lemon, chocolate, spice, yellow, coconut, butter pecan, white, etc
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/4  cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (this is optional we like cinnamon added to any flavored box cake mix)
  • 1 cup or more chocolate chips
  • see the listing of topping suggestions in the notes below
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar and water or melted chocolate for topping or use any flavored canned frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl except chips and nuts. 
  3. Fold in chips and nuts at the end when well blended or sprinkle on top. 
  4. Drop by teaspoons on a parchment-lined cookie sheet if making cookies or to make into bars pour into a greased brownie pan. 
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar or make a powdered sugar and water light glaze to drizzle over the top.

Notes:

Topping Suggestions


  • whole pecans or any chopped or sliced nuts
  • chocolate chips
  • coconut
  • dried fruits chopped
  • maraschino cherries
  • candy bars chopped
  • peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips or toffee chips
  • funfetti sprinkles
  • your favorite frosting, chocolate, vanilla, cream cheese or use melted chocolate


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21 comments

  1. looks so delicious with this topping!

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  2. Pretty, Claudia! That's an easy Halloweeny recipe if I've ever seen one;) Nice...

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  3. Pass the plate please! I could really go for one of these with my cup of coffee now. Good and easy too!

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  4. I love the Cinnamon with Chocolate! Yum....

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  5. I've seen you comment on a few of the blogs I follow so thought I'd stop over for a visit. I'm a new subscriber.

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  6. Perfect Halloween quickie Claudia.

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  7. You just have too much fun in October! Devil'sfood couldn't be more perfect and the ease is wonderful.

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  8. These look delectable Claudia! Happy Halloween!

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  9. There is a good chance my family would not be able to stop eating these. Fun Halloween look!

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  10. A sweet treat that I am craving for.... Just love the orange drizzle!

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  11. I love making quick and good treats like that especially when people drop by unexpected. It makes us all look so talented to whip up something delicious on such short notice.

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  12. Now there's a recipe anyone in this family could make! Thank you for it.

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  13. So easy, so pretty and oh, so CHOCOLATEY!!! YUMMMM!!

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  14. While I was reading this, my wife sat down on the couch next to me. She looked over at the screen and said is that cheese sauce on the meatloaf? I turned the screen so she could see it and she told me not to tell you she called your cake meatloaf, but I had to it was way too funny. The cake looks really good, not one bit like a meatloaf.

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  15. oh so easy and so good - just my kind...

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