Made with the help of a cake mix and a few other ingredients, these Double Chocolate M&M Bars are fantastic! Loads of milk chocolate M&M’s candies and semi-sweet chocolate chips are in the center of these cookie bars, sandwiched between the cake mix batter. Perfect for an after-school snack or a lunchbox surprise!
Have you ever made something other than a cake from a cake mix? Yep, not only is it possible, but you can make lots of things other than a cake from a cake mix – my Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies and Double Chocolate Turtle Bars are the perfect examples! I’ve got a super-delicious, chocolate loaded cookie bar recipe that is just 5 ingredients including the cake mix!!! How awesome is that?!
This recipe is actually a simple adaptation from my Double Chocolate Turtle Bar recipe that also uses a chocolate cake mix for the bottom and top crust. The crust batter is very simple – it’s made of the chocolate cake mix, melted butter and milk. You mix it together, and spread half of the batter into the bottom of a 9×13″ pan, then bake.
Once the bottom crust is baked, you’ll then layer on semi-sweet chocolate chips, and lots of yummy milk chocolate M&M candies while the bottom crust is still warm. Once the chocolate chips and M&M’s are layered on top of the bottom crust, you’ll then add dollops or spoonfuls of the remainder of the crust/cake mix batter on top. You’ll then bake these for an additional 15 minutes to cook the top crust.
Once done and cooled, these bars are amazing! Cross between a brownie and a cookie, these bars are tender, chewy and loaded with chocolate deliciousness. Cut into squares, you’ll discover the middle of these bars is an amazing layer of chocolate chips and colorful M&M’s. They’re perfect for enjoying with a big glass of milk or a latte.
I’ve cooled, cut and wrapped these bars, and froze to take out for special lunch box surprises, a fun baseball game snack or even a road trip treat! But let’s face it, you really don’t need an excuse or an occasion to make these super-simple bars. Make them anytime you’re in the mood for a chocolate fix.
Here’s the easy, 5-ingredient recipe for these Double Chocolate M&M Bars:
Perfect for making with your kids or grand kids, this recipe will be a new favorite with everyone in the family! Enjoy! ~Erin