This confetti cookie cake bar recipe is made with cake mix, so it's so easy! These cookie bars turn out ooey gooey and delicious!
So let's talk about these gooey confetti cookie cake bars. I first made this easy dessert for a family Thanksgiving last year. They seemed to be a hit, and were so easy to make. Then, a couple of months ago, I had a potluck work event coming up. I wanted to make something I knew was good, but didn't require much effort.
So I made these cake bars a second time. Coworkers kept telling me how tasty they were, and they disappeared rather quickly.
A few weeks ago, I attended a family reunion. The main meal is always catered (chicken fried steak, cause Texas), but everyone brings desserts. So I made these AGAIN and everyone raved about them.
They really are just so gooey and sweet and delicious. I always do cut them pretty small, because they are so sweet and rich. And that means that people can go back for seconds... or thirds... or fourths. And they are fun! I like to do a mix of sprinkles, but if you're doing something with a color theme, you can use whatever color of sprinkles fits! (Pink for a baby girl shower, orange and green for Halloween, or red, white, and blue for Independence Day).
One of the keys to success is to let them set and cool before cutting! I like to cool them overnight for this reason. If you try to cut them too early, they WILL fall apart on you. You've been warned. Learn from my mistakes!
- Yellow cake mix (it's true, you don't actually use funfetti cake mix here. You mix in your own sprinkles instead!)
- White chocolate chips
- Heavy cream
- Vanilla extract
How to make the recipe:
First, get your sprinkles together. You'll want two bowls. One that you'll mix into the batter and then some to sprinkle on top. You can do a mix of colors, or colors specific to the holiday you're celebrating!
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and ¼ cup of sprinkles. Stir together, then add the oil and beaten egg and mix everything together with a fork to combine.
Add the heavy cream and vanilla and mix together. Then, add the white chocolate chips and stir until everything is combined. Batter will be thick.
Place into a greased baking dish, sprinkle the remaining sprinkles over the top, and cook for 30-33 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before cutting, otherwise the cookie cake bars may fall apart.
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The following recipe is adapted from Can't Stay out of the Kitchen.
Gooey Confetti Cookie Cake Bars
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 large egg beaten
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles + 1 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8 ½" x 11" or 8" x 12" baking dish.
- In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and ¼ cup of sprinkles.
- Add the oil and egg and stir to combine. Then add the heavy cream and vanilla, and stir until combined.
- Add the white chocolate chips and stir until chocolate chips are well distributed.
- Spread into the pre-greased baking dish and level out with a spoon.
- Sprinkle the top with the additional 1 Tbsp of sprinkles.
- Bake for 30-33 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool completely (possibly overnight), then cut into small squares.