My brother made the unfortunate decision to go to law school. Which means he studies constantly and reads a lot. He also made the unfortunate decision to go to a law school not anywhere close to me, so he had to relinquish his position as primary taste tester (at least during the school year). However, because I am SUCH a good sister, I send him care packages of baked goods every now and then. Cupcakes aren’t exactly mail-friendly, so I always have to come up with something that will make it across Texas in one piece. My brother and his roommates made it known that they wanted blondies so I set out looking for a new recipe to try. I came across a recipe for Fluffernutter Cake Bars and they seemed perfect. But I didn’t feel like making a trip to the store so I altered the recipe to fit with what I had. Because I was not going to buy a 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips when I had a perfectly good 72 oz. bag of chocolate chips.
Anyways. I had chocolate instead of white chocolate, and while peanut butter and chocolate is one of the best combinations ever, NUTELLA seemed like a great life choice/substitute. So I went with it. And I ended up with gooey nutella cake bars.
- 1 box yellow cake mix (I used white because that’s all I had)
- 1 large egg
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup creamy nutella
- 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 12 ounce bag chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray.
1. Place cake mix, egg, and butter into a large bowl. Mix until well combined, will be the consistency of thick cookie dough. Press dough into prepared baking pan.
2. Place nutella, marshmallow creme and condensed milk into a large bowl and mix until well combined. Pour over crust then top with chocolate chips. Bake for 23-25 minutes, until cooked through. Center will seem somewhat jiggly, but will set up while cools.
3. Let cool completely, cut into squares and serve.
And if you’re wondering- these made it through the mail, but they were devoured pretty shortly after being delivered!!