Layers of chocolate and mint candies make these Peppermint Patty Gooey Cake Bars a fun and easy dessert treat.
The other day I wanted chocolate. I had to have something right away!
There is always some sort of candy in my baking cupboard, but I wanted something more than just a chocolate bar. I kept thinking about these gooey Butterfinger brownie bars and how good they were.
As I dug through the cupboard, I pulled out a bag of York peppermint patties. Right away I knew another gooey bar needed to happen!
These bars are so easy to throw together. There is really no limit to the flavor combinations.
When I have made them before, I have put cookies, coconut, and candies in with the cake mix. But this time I wanted a simple gooey chocolate bar that said, “hello, winter”!
Make a soft dough and press half of it in the pan. Layer the unwrapped candies on top, then press the remaining dough over the candies. Finish by drizzling the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips over the top!
The bars are going to look underdone when you pull them out of the oven. TRUST ME! Do not bake them longer. Just let them cool on your counter for at least 4 hours. I actually recommend waiting until the next day to cut into them. But I know how hard that is going to be.
Although, I should have said, “Hello fat pants”, because I couldn’t stop eating little pieces of these bad boys.
These peppermint patty gooey cake bars are the perfect dessert to satisfy your chocolate cravings!
Chocolatey, gooey, minty…it is a good thing I sent the rest of these bars to work with my husband because I would have eaten the entire pan before dinner.
What? You’ve never done that before? I guess that’s just me!