COOKIE BUTTER. Ahh, what is cookie butter you ask? It's one of Trader Joe's newest found treasures. Very similar to the consistency of peanut butter, cookie butter is a delicious & irresistible spread that has the taste of gingerbread goodness.
Sitting in my pantry, lonely and desperately looking for something to stick to, the Cookie Butter found its way into a recipe I was whipping up for a work retreat. Never having baked with Cookie Butter before, I had high hopes for it - sure enough, it made my treats to die for.
These treats are simple to make and I guarantee that anyone that has a sweet tooth will undoubtedly love these bars (or you forever).
Ready, set, BAKE!
1 (18.25oz) package funfetti cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup cookie butter
1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Add the cake mix, melted butter, cookie butter and eggs into a bowl and mix together. It will be more cookie dough like than cake batter. Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of the mixture for crumbling on the top. Press the remaining mixture into a 9x13 pan.
Melt the chocolate chips, condensed milk and butter together on medium hear. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour this mixture across the top of the cookie butter mixture in your pan, speeding it around evenly.
Crumble the 1 1/2 cups of reserved cookie butter mixture across the top of the chocolate.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely (overnight is best) before cutting into bars.
Eat & Enjoy!