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Cake Mix Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

February 25, 2014
Cake mix, oil, eggs, and peanut butter chips combine for these amazingly easy one-bowl, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars!

We celebrated Silas' birthday this past weekend and it was really so much fun. It was his first "kid" party, actually none of his friends has really had one yet either, so it really was our first experience with a party like this. Man I'm STILL exhausted! They were such a wonderful group of kids and I'm happy to report it seemed like everyone had a great time.

I guess it's all the sugar and activity though, it seriously took them a good two days to recover from it all! This morning, Silas kept saying something about still being 4 to Wesley - I wasn't completely paying attention. I stayed home sick with a pretty nasty head cold, so as long as they were playing nice with each other, I was happy. So finally, this happened:

Silas: Mommy, did you know I'm actually still 4?

Me: No. What do you mean?

Silas: Upstairs in my room. It says I'm still only 4.

Me: Where in your room did it say that?

Silas: (with the hands going) The SIGN Mommy! You know, the sign in my room? It says I'm still 4.

Me: (realized he's talking about his growth chart) No honey, that sign tells you how tall you are not how old you are. You're 5 years old, I promise.

Silas: YAAAY!! I'm really 5 years old, Wesley!! I really wanted to be 5 years old!

:) He's such a cutie pie. Poor kid though, walked around all morning sad thinking he was still 4! 

These yummy Cake Mix Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars were actually made earlier in the week for his party, but they never made it. The boys (and Paul) gobbled these up way before the weekend - I'll bet your family would, too!

Cake Mix Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
adapted from Gooseberry Patch Almost Homemade

15 oz chocolate fudge cake mix
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup peanut butter chips

Whisk oil and eggs in a mixing bowl. Stir in cake mix until well moistened, the batter will be slightly lumpy. Stir in peanut butter chips. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool, slice, and serve! 

These are perfect with a tall glass of cold milk, yum.

Here are some of my favorite dessert bar recipes:

Chocolate Mousse Brownies

Easy Cherry Pie Sugar Cookie Bars

Raisin Applesauce Bars

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