Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cake Mix Bar Cookies

Inmate #5 has a soccer party tonight. I think over the years I've become very opinionated about soccer tradition. I think trophies are for the birds--get the kids a sweatshirt or something they can use to commemorate the season. I think snacks after games should end at about the age of 8 or 9.

Team parties, though, simple is SO much better in my book. Tonight's is the best plan I've ever heard of, though. The coach's wife is having the kids over to their house for a potluck. She assigned each family to bring something in a certain category. We're dessert--I'm taking cinnamon rolls and cookies from the following recipe. The coach's family is providing hot dogs with the fixings.

Ahh! I'm so happy not to be spending a million bucks on pizza and going to a crazy place where you're chasing you don't know where your kids are half the time and the other half you're chasing them around just trying to get them with the rest of the team. YAY!!! So happy for tonight's party.

So, I'm sick of hunting this recipe down, so I'm posting it for future reference. It came form this link.

Bar Cookies from Cake Mix
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1 egg
* 1 package yellow or white cake mix (you can use any flavor--our fave: lemon cake mix and pour in white chocolate chips)
* 1 cup chopped walnuts
* 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9"x13" baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg, then stir in cake mix. Finally, mix in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread mixture into pan.
3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Yes folks, this means the season is almost at an end!  We survived!  We're all still in one piece.


Tonya said...

I loved how they did the party too. So much more fun. I had to leave early and never got to taste your treat. Dang!!!! But anything made from a cake mix that I've ever tasted has been heavenly :)

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

Looks delicious. Every week I am collecting recipes that feed 8 or more people, and I'd love it if you'd consider linking to my Potluck Saturday link- with this or any other recipe that feeds 8.

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