Now after seeing that photo... tell me that you could resist this recipe!
These bars start with a white cake mix which is improved significantly by the addition of a layer of choolate pudding, and then a layer of chocolate ganache. Yep, chocoholics can rejoice with this dessert - simple and decadent!
My Oldest has declared these one of the best desserts I've made... and even wondered if a restaurant might be willing to serve them. He's so cute, even at 9 he is always my biggest fan (next to his younger brother, of course!) when it comes to things I bake in the kitchen.
Chocolate Pudding Bars
Adapted from: Sandra Lee Bake Sale Favorites via Let's Try These
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 box white cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 cups milk
- 5.9 ounce package of choclate pudding mix
- Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream until it's almost boiling. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips and set aside for about 3 minutes. Then, whisk until smooth. Allow to cool while preparing the cake and pudding.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and melted butter and use a hand mixer to thoroughly combine. The mixture will be thick. Spread in prepared baking pan.
- Bake the cake mixture for about 15 minutes - a toothpick will come out with a few sticky crumbs on it. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
- In another large bowl, combine milk and pudding mix. Whisk together until slightly thickened. Spread the mixture over the cooled cake.
- Top the pudding layer with the thickened heavy cream and chocolate mixture. Spread so that it is evenly distributed.
- Chill for about 2 hours or until the top layer is set. Cut into bars and serve chilled.
Yield: 16 servings