Funfetti Cake Bars Recipe

Last night, I picked up Moe’s for dinner. Instead of chicken like I always get, I opted for tofu. Why? I don’t know. I think I thought it would save me a few calories after snacking on pralines and birthday cake at the office all day (Mmmm, that was good)! Well, that mistake will not happen again. I learned my lesson. Moe’s tofu=not good. It was unbelievably bland and I had to stop eating my “naked burrito” (no tortilla) halfway through because it just wasn’t worth it. Then I discovered if I dipped the tortilla chips in peach salsa (from Trader Joe’s, not Moe’s), then dipped that into my bowl to get some beans, rice, and pico, that it actually made for a good meal. Bland/tasteless/boring/unsatisfying dinner disaster averted. 

 
If only I had a Funfetti Cake Bar leftover from the weekend for dessert. That would make it even better. I mentioned on Sunday that I had made a dessert while my mom and step-dad were here that I would be sharing. Now is the time. Are you excited?
 
I have unintentionally been stock-piling boxed cake mixes for the past year or so (by stock-piling I mean I have about 6-7 boxes…so not too bad actually. But more than I need or ever use). I came across a recipe using Funfetti mix that I knew would be great. After all, can you really go wrong with Funfetti? I think not.
 
Rather than following the ingredients listed on the box, modifying them to what is shown in the recipe below results in a dense, chewy cookie texture. 
 
funfetti cake bars recipe
 
 
 
The thin layer of frosting and sprinkles adds a bit more sweetness and makes them extra cute too (which is just as important). 
 
These didn’t long at all. 
 
Seriously though, are you at all surprised? 😉
 
funfetti cake bars 
 

Funfetti Cake Bars Recipe

 
(Adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff)
 
Ingredients:
For the bars-
1 box Funfetti cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/3-1/2 cup frosting 
1/4 cup sprinkles
 
For the frosting-
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
 
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9×9 inch pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and egg. Add milk, a little at a time. 
3. Pour into pan and bake 25-30 minutes, or until edges just become brown and pull away from the pan. Be careful not to over-bake.
4. Let cool completely then frost and top with sprinkles.
 
To prepare the frosting, combing all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix with whisk or spoon until well-incorporated. Add more powdered sugar to thicken if needed.

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