Well, here we are again. We’re back at #1.
I had so much fun creating 100 Bundt Cakes that I’ve decided to start back at the beginning, but this time…with 100 Bars.
For the bars, I’ve decided to create and collect the 100 best bar recipes that use a cake mix as a base. Just like the bundt cakes, they’ll be seasonal, they’ll be simple and they’ll be delicious.
Since my sweet friend Rachel New gave me the original bundt cake recipe, I asked her to pick Bar #1. And she did. And it was fabulous! This Oreo Bar came from the Stir and let me tell you…it was flippin’ fabulous!
The bar (pun intended) was set high with this first bar recipe. I hope you enjoy this new series as much as I do.
Once again, thank you sweet Rachel for always supporting me, encouraging me and once again, giving me the very best recipe! Love!
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted and divided (read below)
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, at room temp
4 cups of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 (8 oz) tub of Cool Whip
10 to 12 Oreo cookies, chopped
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spray (I use Pam) a 9×13″ baking dish.
In a large bowl, add cake mix, 1 egg, and one stick of your melted butter and stir with a spoon until combined. Spread cake mixture across the bottom of your baking dish.
Using a hand mixer and another clean bowl, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Divide the cream cheese mixture into two bowls.
In your first bowl, beat in your second egg, the remaining 1/2 stick of melted butter and cocoa powder. Spread this cream cheese mixture over your cake mixture in your baking dish. Smooth it out across the top.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Do not over-bake. This should be gooey in the center!
Allow your cake to cool, and while it’s cooling, add half of your chopped Oreos to your remaining bowl of cream cheese mixture along with your Cool Whip. Spread that over your cooled bars and then sprinkle your remaining Oreo pieces on top. Let everything chill in the fridge at least one hour before slicing and serving.
Rachel gave me this recipe with one piece of advice…use Double-Stuffed Oreos. I listened…and I’m so glad she said that. Really and truly, isn’t everything just better with a Double-Stuffed Oreo?
Bar #1 is done! Don’t let the steps fool you…this is a simple bar that is heaven on a plate. It was the very best chocolate bar I’ve ever tasted. Now let’s see what I can do with the other 99 ahead…