Cooking is almost always a priority and I will spend days in the kitchen neglecting a million other things I should be doing (like laundry or putting away the horrendous amount of "stuff" I get out. Sorry, David). When I cook, there are really two things I focus on - healthy food and intricate, challenging recipes. This however, is not even close to either one.
But, when I saw the original recipe, I knew it was something I had to make, though slightly adapted. The first time I tried to make it, we were out of sweetened condensed milk. So I made a special trip to the store. And the second time, I got halfway through before I realized we were out of white chocolate chips AND we had about a combined ounce of sprinkles in various shapes and colors. For some reason, I was absolutely determined to make this (?) and we made do with what we had. I can't vouch for the original recipe, since the butterscotch chips kicked up the flavor drastically, but these are awesome. Buttery, sweet, dense and colorful. Best of all? They taste like cake batter. WIN!
Gooey Funfetti Bars
Adapted from Crazy For Crust
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
2/3 cup sprinkles, divided
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup butterscotch chips
1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x9" pan with cooking spray.
2. Add cake mix, butter and egg to a bowl and mix by hand, or in a stand mixer, unti a thick dough forms. Add 1/3 cup sprinkles and stir until incorporated.
3. Press about 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle with butterscotch chips and remaining sprinkles. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top, and spread remaining dough over the top.
4. Bake bars around 30 minutes, or until they just begin to brown. I think it is better to take them out a little early than a little late. They are cake batter, after all!
5. Cool completely before slicing.