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Funfetti Cake Bars

This recipe is so so simple, but so tasty. Funfetti cake has always been my favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 8 TBSP Butter, softened
  • 1 container Pink Funfetti Icing

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F, grease a 13×9 in pan
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs, and butter.
  • Pour into greased pan.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes.
  • Ice when cooled.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

I recently found this new recipe for some Oatmeal Breakfast bars. These are the perfect homemade replacement for a granola bar, much more satisfying, and very easy to make. This recipe is a slight modification of this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups dry oats (old-fashioned or quick cooking)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter chips
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (or eliminate this and use 1/4 cup more canola oil)
  • 4 eggs

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a 13X9 pan with parchment paper (or grease it).
  • In a large bowl, stir together all of the dry ingredients.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup mix together oil, applesauce, and eggs.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir together.
  • Fold dough into the prepared pan and press into place to create an even layer.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Notes: These can be frozen after being baked. Just cut into individual squares and freeze. Grab and go.

Magic Cookie Bars

Yum

Total cook time: About an hour

Magic Cookie Bars

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs
1, 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1, 16 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1, 3.5 oz can flaked coconut (1 1/3 cup fresh)
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Melt butter in a 13 X 9 inch baking pan.
  • Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over melted butter, mix together, and press into bottom of pan.
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crumbs.
  • Top evenly with remaining ingredients, press down firmly.
  • Bake 30 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Cool thoroughly before cutting.

Yummy Caramel Bars

My absolute favorite holiday treat!

Total cook time: About 3 hour 30 minutes
Total hands on time: about 1 hour
Yummy Caramel Bars

32 Caramels (usually one bag is enough)
2.6 oz (1/3 cup) evaporated milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter
1, 6 oz package semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly butter an 11 X 7 inch baking pan.
  • In a double boiler, combine caramels and evaporated milk. Heat, stirring occasionally, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. ┬áRemove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large (not kitchenaid) bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Stir in brown sugar and oats.
  • Cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • Turn half of the oat mixture into prepared pan and press evenly into bottom.
  • Bake 10 -15 mins until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with chocolate pieces, pecans, then reserve caramel mixture.
  • Sprinkle remaining oat mixture evenly over the caramel.
  • Return to oven and bake 20 mins more, until lightly browned.
  • Set on a wire rack to cool for about 35 minutes.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, until caramel layer is set.
  • Cut into bars, and store into an airtight container.