Monday, October 31, 2011

Cake Bars

For the past few years we’ve been going out with my nephews for Halloween. Everyone always comments on what an entourage they have. It’s so much fun watching them enjoy Halloween like I used to.I got this fabulous Halloween scarf from one of the ladies I work with and just had to incorporate it into one of my posts! These cake bars were tasty and gooey.

Since I was going with a Halloween theme I got a box of the funfetti Halloween party chip. Of course I did a chocolate one to, because who doesn’t like chocolate? Well actually I don’t,  but who’s keeping track?
Mix together the cake mix, butter, and egg. Note, make sure the butter is soft enough. I didn’t wait long enough and had a hard time mixing everything together!
Press it into the cake pan.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top

I alternated with my pictures of the different flavors of cake mix, just in case you thought you were losing your mind or possibly even seeing things.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  Want to know something? Every time I go to spell Halloween I sing the Halloween song I learned in grade school in my head! I think I may need some help. Crazy how you remember certain things.

Cake bars
Recipe adapted from PickyPalate
1 box Cake Mix
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with tin foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Place cake mix, butter and egg into a large bowl, mixing to combine. Use your hands, it works much quicker. Press into prepared baking pan.
3. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top.  Bake for 23-25 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from oven.
4.  After 5 minutes of cooling, run a plastic knife around edges to loosen, this makes it much easier to remove from foil.  Let cool completely, remove foil from pan, then cut into squares.  I cut off all of the edges before cutting into squares (makes for neater squares), but do whatever you’d like!!
Makes 12 bars