Cake Cookie Bars

I was anticipating having a ton of Halloween candy left over and what I would bake with it. We had over 300 candies – Reese’s pb cups,snickers, Hershey bars, smarties and charms blow pops (the last two items were for kids with food allergies). We had 3 pb cups leftover. We must have had 125 to 150 kids. Each got a piece of chocolate candy and a smarties or a sucker. I mean, I can’t do anything with a sucker or smarties package, so they needed to be given out. I think my favorite costume was a little Ghostbusters. There were also 2 Ralph the Rex kids, and to watch them try to walk was hilarious. Gracie did great. I gave out candy and Rob held her by the collar. All the kids loved her, except one little girl,who ran off the porch,when Gracie ran to the door and sat (she did not bark)

This treat combines a cake mix and cookie mix and is frosted with a texas sheet cake frosting and a few pieces have some cut up pb cups. You can use any flavor cake mix and any flavor cookie mix.


  • 1 cake mix (I used chocolate)
  • 1 cookie mix (I used chocolate chocolate chip)
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla


Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake mix, cookie mix, eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Press into 9×13 pan sprayes with baking spray. I used this wilton’s spray and it is awesome!

My other sprays were letting me down with cakes and brownies sticking to the pan. This wilton’s spray rocks! Press dough into prepared pan.

Bake 22 to 27 minutes. After bars are done, immediately start making the frosting.


  • 4 tbs Milk
  • 4,tbs baking cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter

Directions – melt butter. Add cocoa and 1 tbs milk. Cook and stir and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and remaining 3 tbs of milk. Pour over warm bars. Top with cut up candy or crushed cookies. Frosting should be set after an hour.

Cut and store in covered container.


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