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Can’t Leave Alone Bars

Soft cake batter bars with a creamy chocolate filling. They are crazy good and no, you won’t be able to “leave them alone.” ; )

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Holy Cow! These bars are really delicious and quite addicting. The title “can’t leave alone” is spot on.

The Ingredients List:

  • White cake mix ( just the dry mix)
  • Eggs
  • Canola ( or vegetable) oil
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Butter
  • Chocolate chips
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How to Make: First, mix the dry cake mix with eggs and oil. Your batter will be thick. Take about 2/3 of the batter and press it into the bottom of your pan. Set the remainder of the batter aside.

Next, melt condensed milk, chocolate chips and butter. I like to do this in a saucepan on the stove top, but, you can use the microwave. If you are using the microwave, be sure to melt everything in 30 second intervals to avoid burning.

Spread that melted chocolate mixture on top of your batter base. Be careful (hot!)

Then, take the remainder of your batter and drop it, using about a teaspoon at a time, on top of the melted chocolate.

Optional: We spread the the topped batter a bit, giving the bars a marbled look. If you don’t want to do this, simply drop the batter on top and leave it.

Bake them up and let them cool before cutting/serving.


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Yield: 12-15 bars

Can't Leave Alone Bars

Can't Leave Alone Bars- Table for Seven #bars #cakemix #chocolate #dessert #bars

Can’t Leave Alone Bars! Soft cake batter bars with a creamy chocolate filling. They are crazy good and no, you won’t be able to “leave them alone.” ; )

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 box, dry white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil 
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan..
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat dry cake mix, eggs and oil. Mix until fully combined. Your batter will be thick. Remove about two thirds of the batter and press it into the prepared pan.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate chips, condensed milk and butter until smooth. Spread it evenly over the cake batter base.
  4. Drop teaspoons of the remaining batter over the melted chocolate. If needed, spread it lightly with a butter knife.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let bars cool before serving.


  • adapted from taste of home

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Tuesday 13th of October 2020

Ok, so I don't use canned or boxed mixes but I would totally make this one. It looks addictive. Thank you for sharing on FF.

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Thanks Liz!


Friday 9th of October 2020

I've made these for years and years. They are amazing and a fave of the kids.

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Agreed Stefanie! My kids were crazy about them!

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