It's Monday. I'm on detox from the weekend and I'm sadistic. It's only fair that I drag you into my masochistic ways so I'm sharing some eye candy to get you through the day. Can you handle it?
I made these yummy, decadent bars for a dinner party at my aunt's house on Friday evening. It was so fun to spend time with my Dad's side of the family, who we do not see too often (but we're trying to change this!). She has 2 little girls who have stolen both mine and Shaun's hearts since they are just about the cutest little kids ever.
I thought it only fitting to test out a recipe I've been wanting to try for a while now. I always love bringing some kind of bar to parties because I think they are easy to eat and always a crowd pleaser. These were no different. I may have eaten half a tray before I even left for the party. The cakey bar topped with a gooey Oreo layer made these one for the permanent collection.
Layered Oreo Cake Bars
*Adapted from + inspired by Picky Palate
1 box moist chocolate cake mix
1 box moist yellow cake mix
2 sticks of butter, softened
2 sleeves Oreo cookies, slightly crumbled (I use Double Stuff 'cuz the rock the house)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13x9" baking pan by lining with foil and spraying all over with baking spray (I use Baker's Joy w/flour). Take out 2 mixing bowls. Place the chocolate cake mix, 1 stick of butter and 1 egg in one of the bowls. In the other, place the yellow cake mix, 1 stick of butter and 1 egg. With your hands, mix each one until the cake mix is completely moistened and a dough forms. Press the chocolate cake dough evenly into the bottom of the pan. Repeat with the yellow cake, on top of the chocolate.
Crush the Oreos; I placed them in a plastic baggie and slammed them a few times with the rolling pin. Spread over the top of the yellow cake layer. Pour the condensed milk over top of the Oreo layer. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool completely. To remove from the pan, simply lift the foil and peel away from the bars. Cut into squares (I cut off the rough edges and ate most of them myself) and serve. Be prepared for them to disappear immediately.
I can think of like 1 million more combinations that would be suitable for these bars.
I can't wait to try them all.
So there you have it. Delicious, decadent, super easy cake bars that are a total crowd pleaser.
Questions of the Day:
Regular Oreos or Double Stuf? (I say Double Stuf all the way!)
Do you take part in the Monday detox? (Somehow, I always feel like I'm detoxing on Monday morning!)