Deep Dark Chocolate Sour Cream Bars

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“These cookies come from Camilla Saulsbury's Cake Mix Cookies book. My son (age 9) actually made these and they are VERY rich. Kinda a cross between a chocolate cake and a brownie. Perfect for your chocolate lover and very easy to do. Uses a chocolate cake mix.”
24-36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package fudge cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 34 cup butter, melted and divided
  • 1 cup sour cream, not reduced fat
  • 13 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray the bottom only of a 13 x 9 inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Reserve 1 cup of the cake mix; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl place remaining cake mix, 1 of the eggs, and 1/4 cup melted butter.
  5. Blend 1 to 2 minutes with an electric mixture on low speed until well blended.
  6. Press mixture into prepared pan.
  7. In medium bowl mix remaining 3 eggs, sour cream, brown sugar and remaining 1/2 cup melted butter with electric mixer set on low speed until well blended.
  8. Add reserved cake mix, beating 2 minutes on medium speed until mixture is smooth; stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Pour over prepared crust.
  10. Bake for 35 to 38 minutes, until just set and light golden on top.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Cut into bars and sift with cocoa powder if desired.

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