Funfetti Chewy Bars

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For my birthday last week, I turned the big 3-0. Yup, I know. It still feels weird to think I’m 30. I don’t feel like I’ve even been on earth for that long! These Funfetti Chewy Bars are totally celebration worthy.

Anyways, I have loved loved loved everything funfetti flavored since high school, and for my 30th birthday I wanted to make a special dessert for myself that was an extra special treat. Now, I’m normally a chocolate gal – the more, the better (and dark, please!); but these funfetti chewy bars are outrageously good. I got the recipe from a blogger who has a delicious site called crazy for crust. So cute, right?!

These are better than your standard dessert bar because they have a layer of sweetened condensed milk sandwiched between layers of funfetti resulting in the best chewiness you can imagine. It’s heaven.

If you are a lover of funfetti like me, then you MUST make these Funfetti Chewy Bars. They are very sweet and rich, so share them with friends, and be ready for them to ask you to bake more when they’re gone!

Ingredients: (slightly altered from here)

  • 1 funfetti boxed cake mix
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup sprinkles, divided
  • 1/2 cup (from a 14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (you can substitute all white chocolate or all semi sweet/dark/milk chocolate – whatever you prefer)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8″ pan with foil and spray liberally with cooking spray.
  2. Add cake mix, butter, and egg to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix until a thick dough forms. Add 1/3 cup sprinkles and stir until incorporated.img_7547
  3. Press about 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips, semi sweet chips, and remaining 1/3 cup sprinkles. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top. Separate remaining dough into small balls and evenly space over the top of the bars. Press down to flatten. (when I did this, there were bare spots where I couldn’t completely cover the condensed milk with dough, but the dough expands in the oven and help fill in the gaps; don’t worry if there is still a little exposed milk because it turns into delicious caramelized spots!)
  4. Bake bars for about 30 minutes, or until they just begin to brown. Cool completely before slicing, or the mixture will be too gooey to cut.

These things are INSANELY good! I will be making these again for sure! They are a MUST try.

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They definitely made my 30th birthday feel special, and more importantly, me a little younger! 🙂

love & cupcakes,
Katie

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