Saturday, May 17, 2014

Can't Leave 'Em Alone Bars


If you haven't already finalized your Memorial Day weekend menu for a crowd, these bars are a crowd pleaser. They are a big hit at tailgate parties also. You "can't leave 'em alone". I just made them for a wonderful neighbor who lost her 59 year old husband yesterday. In between tears, she said she was hoping I would bake ;-)  


Can't Leave 'Em Alone Bars

1 (18 oz) pkg. white cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 C. vegetable oil
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 C. butter cubed

In bowl, combine the dry cake mix, eggs and oil.

With floured hands press 2/3 of the mixture into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Set remaining cake mixture aside.

In a microwave safe bowl combine the milk, chocolate chips and butter. Microwave uncovered on high 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 45-60 seconds longer or until chips and butter are melted; stir until smooth. Pour over crust.

Drop teaspoonfuls of remaining cake mixture over top. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool before cutting.

Thank you for stopping by! 

xo
Debbie

11 comments:

  1. You're a sweet, kind friend, Debbie, to bring some comforting baked bars for your neighbor. I am sorry for her loss. I can't believe that yesterday, was nine months since Rich passed away. I'm not sure if one ever gets used to it. Thank you for the recipe. It sounds like a good one to try for next weekend when we go to Arkansas to visit Papa's Pond. xo

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  2. Bittersweet.
    I cannot imagine losing my husband.
    So sweet of you and thanks for the recipe.

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  3. So simple but sounds so delicious!

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  4. The cookies look great Debbie! So sorry to hear about your neighbor, way too young...

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  5. Condolences to your neighbor, such a young age to pass away. The bars look and sound delicious.

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  6. Sad to hear of your neighbor's loss. Tragic!
    These do look delicious, but not on my diet. '-) Working diligently to avoid sweets. Not an easy task for moi!

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  7. Fifty-nine years. I know your neighbor is saddened beyond belief. I hope your baked good helped to bring at least a few moments of peace and happiness in her life. So sad.

    I'm forwarding the recipe to my friend. She has an enormous sweet tooth!

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  8. So sad about your neighbor…I am having a cookout monday so i might try this!

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  9. Very sad about your neighbor. It must be a very difficult time for her. You being the sweet person you are, I am sure she really appreciates you taking the time to think of her. These look delightful and sinful. Love the name of them too. xo

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  10. What a dear neighbor you are, Debbie! I can't even imagine losing a husband that early in life. How sad! Your bars sound really delicious and perfect for a picnic or tail gate party!

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  11. They look so delicious. I am sure your neighbor loved them. I love anything with sweetened condensed milk. Joni

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