Monday, February 18, 2013

Easy lazy day cookie bars.

Have I mentioned how thankful I am for this blog break and some really wonderful blog friends who are guest posting for me while I'm out? So thankful. Jenny is no exception. I love this girl. She has a heart of gold and such a beautiful resilence- even when life gets really, really hard. Love her. Can't say it enough :)  
Hey y'all! I am Jenny and I blog over at Strickly Stricklands! I am so happy to be guest posting today for Katie as she enjoys some time off from blogging! We have become close blog friends over the last 6 months and I just adore her!  Katie is a sweetheart and I admire her strong faith in the Lord! 

Today I am going to share a super easy recipe for some delicious cookie bars! The original recipe calls them lazy day cookies, but after making them a couple of times and changing up the recipe some, I renamed mine Easy Lazy Day Cookie Bars!

I am a big sweet eater! I like to have something sweet on hand for those cravings I get! Usually you can find me in my kitchen on Sunday afternoon baking up a storm! As much as I love my KitchenAid mixer,  there are some days I don't want  drag it out or spend the afternoon baking. One day I found this recipe for Lazy Day Cookies. It looked simple enough to throw together without messing up that many dishes.

Easy Lazy Day Cookie Bars
1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 Tablespoon water (if needed add more)
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 small bags of M&Ms (or half of a large bag)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in the microwave. While butter is melting get your other bowl ready by pouring in the cake mix, 2 eggs, water, chocolate chips & M&Ms. Don't mix yet! Once butter is melted add to the other ingredients. Mix well. The butter will melt the chocolate chips and M&Ms some but that is ok! (to me this is what made them so good!) Pour into a greased 9x13 dish or 2 brownie pans and bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. Slice into bars and enjoy!

I changed a few things with the recipe. I've made them by my recipe twice now and loved the way they turned out and by the original recipe one time but didn't like them at all. Play with the recipe. If you don't like chocolate chips or M&Ms then add what you want! I think that next time I will add in some chopped pecans. You can even use a different type of cake mix!The possibilities are endless! They don't really have the consistency of cookies nor do they have the consistency of cake. Its weird to explain. The best way I can describe it is that they taste like the cookies cakes you can get Great American Cookie! They are delicious right out of the oven but I found that they are even better once they have cooled down and a few days after baking!  

Let me know if you make these and what combinations you use!!! Happy baking!

1 comment:

Joy said...

YUMMY!!! And I love me some Jenny! She's one tough cookie, and I love that we have "met" through blogging.