Gooey Hot Chocolate Cake Bars

This time last year I was sipping hot chocolate, with my feet propped up in front of a space heater. I remember thinking that I should be wearing flip-flops and short sleeved shirts.

So I moved back to the desert and that is exactly what I am wearing now, flip-flops and short sleeved shirts!

Good bye defrost button in my car!

hot chocolate gooey cake bars

But, now I miss my hot chocolate. If I were to attempt to drink hot chocolate now, I would most likely break into a sweat.

That’s why I invented these outrageously delicious Gooey Hot Chocolate Cake Bars. Perfect for getting my hot chocolate fix without the sweat.

err…you know what I mean…

It’s so simple that you’re going to want to run to the store and get the ingredients if you don’t already have them.

Make this tonight.

I promise you that your family and friends will thank you endlessly.

You know those cute little packets of instant hot chocolate that you have in your pantry?

We just need two of those and a box of chocolate cake mix. I used Devil’s Food Cake, but I think Milk Chocolate would do wonders.

With any gooey cake, you’re going to press the crust into the bottom of your pan. I like to line my pan with foil so that way I can easily take it out and cut it afterwards.

In this case, the topping is the best part. It is magical!

It’s fluffy.

It’s ooey, and gooey.

It’s….

MARSHMALLOWS!

But not just any marshmallow, it’s the new Jet-Puffed Mallow-Bits! Those teeny-tiny little marshmallows that come in those instant hot chocolate packets. {those ones you usually buy for your kids, but secretly also buy them for yourself}

Well, they finally wised up and put a whole bunch of them in a shaker container!

Heaven…I know!They are really good inside a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but that’s for another day.

Obviously we can’t have a hot chocolate cake bar without our marshmallow topping! These little bits of marshmallow are perfect because they don’t blow up the cake like regular marshmallows do, they wait till the very end to get nice and gooey, and get slightly browned.

If it weren’t already nearing 1000 degrees here I would serve it with a glass of hot chocolate,

but I went with a nice frosty mug of ice cold milk. YUM!

Oh, and please try to have some patience {more than me} when it comes to letting them cool… they were still a little warm and that bottom cake bar couldn’t take the pressure of two more of his buddies on top.

Hence the over spill-age of ooey-gooey-ness.

{ps- I love making up words}

You’re going to love these.

Promise!

Gooey Hot Chocolate Cake Bars

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1 box- chocolate cake mix
  • 2 packets of instant hot chocolate mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter- melted
  • For the topping:
  • 1 stick of butter melted
  • 1- 8oz package of cream cheese (room temp)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×13 inch pan with tin foil. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, hot chocolate mix, 1 stick of melted butter and 1 eggs. Mix with a wooden spoon until a thick dough (cookie dough texture) forms. I use my hands to get it mixed good. Press the dough into the bottom of the foil lined pan. That is your crust.
  3. For the topping, in another large bowl combine the cream cheese and butter and beat with a mixer until smooth. Add eggs one at a time until incorporated. Add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until it’s all smooth. Finally add the Mallow-Bits and fold them in. Pour on top of the crust and spread it out evenly.
  4. Bake in 350 degree pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes. The center of the cake should still be giggly and not set completely. Let the bars cool completely before cutting into them.
  5. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. rupert murdoch says:

    love the new style! its fabulous!!

  2. OMG!! These look to die for! Can't wait to make them!

  3. I need to make these right now! Where did you get those miniature marshmallow things? Looks so good! :)

  4. Wow, these look amazing! I love those new mini marshmallows!! So glad I found your site, it looks wonderful!

  5. iwashyoudry says:

    Try looking for them at Walmart…they tend to carry pretty much EVERYTHING! ;)

  6. iwashyoudry says:

    Thanks Kelly- and yes…I pretty much put myself into food coma by consuming these!

  7. iwashyoudry says:

    Thanks Erin!

  8. Love those mallow bits! ;)
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  9. My whole family would love this recipe – YUM!

  10. These look amazing. Oh, I can taste them. It's still hot chocolate weather here, probably would be a little too much if I had a glass of hot cocoa & this cake?
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  11. iwashyoudry says:

    Aren't they fun?!

  12. iwashyoudry says:

    Yes they will! I just made another batch for mine!

  13. iwashyoudry says:

    Lol, yeah… just go for cake bars… :)

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  14. Found these on Pinterest! These look sooooo good! Can't wait to make them!

  15. These look so good. I have to admit I am not a huge chocolate fan but when I crave it I love it and these would certainly hit the spot. Love your blog. Everything looks delicious.
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