Easy-To-Make Dump Bars {Kid-Friendly!}

Dump BarI still remember how crazy life was when I lamented to my friend “I need a chocolate bar recipe that’s fast and easy.”

My kids were much smaller but each was headed a million directions— all at a million miles an hour. Of course, that didn’t stop the need for treats at school or a friends slumber party. A box mix is great in a pinch but sometimes one hankers for variety!My friend eagerly shared her recipe. (Thank you Sandy!) The double bonus was that the bars were simple enough for the kids to make themselves. I supervised when it came to placement and removal from the oven but once they approached double digits the prep work was a snap for them.

If you’ve got a summertime crew that likes to hang out in your back yard, or you simply want to be ready for when school starts click here for your printable pdf!

Your DoAhead Friend,

Cindy

 

Dump Bars
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These bars are quick to make and rich in cocoa. The added sprinkle of chocolate chips puts them over the top! The recipe calls for a sheet pan (cooking in large quantities is always a good DoAhead) but measurements are also provided for 9 X13 inch pan.
Servings Prep Time
24 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
22 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
22 Minutes
Dump Bars
Print Recipe
These bars are quick to make and rich in cocoa. The added sprinkle of chocolate chips puts them over the top! The recipe calls for a sheet pan (cooking in large quantities is always a good DoAhead) but measurements are also provided for 9 X13 inch pan.
Servings Prep Time
24 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
22 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
22 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups Sugar (2 cups for 9 X13 pan)
  • 3/4 Cups Cocoa (1/2 cup for 9 X 13 pan)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla (1 tsp for 9 X13 pan)
  • 7 Eggs (5 for 9 X 13 pan)
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour (1 3/4 cups for 9 X 13 pan)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt (1 tsp for 9 X 13 pan)
  • 1 Cup Oil (1 1/2 cups for 9 X 13 pan)
  • As desired. Chocolate Chips
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in bowl. Pour into a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with desired amount of chocolate chips.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean.) If baking the 9 X 13 version cook for 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes

These bars make a great DoAhead if you opt to bake them in advance and then freeze them. Just remember, bread and cake-like items will thaw better when covered with a tea towel. Plastic coverings can seal in moisture as an item thaws. The potential condensation may result in wet and/or mushy food. A tea towel allows the food to breathe and also absorbs some of the moisture!

The photo features frosted bars. You can use a chocolate, powdered-sugar frosting if your crew insists on a topping but we usually do without. The bars can definitely stand alone!

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