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.

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Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  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

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

  3. So simple but sounds so delicious!

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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

  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!

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


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