Can't Leave Alone Bars

Recipe by: Taste of Home

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes + cooling
Makes: 3 dozen

photo of bars

These bars truly live up to their name. Every time I bring them to a gathering, they are the first to go, and I am always asked for the recipe.



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Mix cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl using a fork until just blended. Divide mixture in half.

  3. Combine sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until melted, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Press half the cake mixture into a 9x13-inch pan; pour chocolate mixture over cake mixture. Take a small handful of remaining cake mixture and flatten between your hands; lay atop chocolate layer. Repeat with remaining cake mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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