Chewy Vanilla and Fudge Bars

These are yummy bars that have a brownie-like texture. Be sure to let them cool completely before cutting them.


1 yellow cake mix
1 egg
1/3 C applesauce
1 (14oz) can fat free sweetened condensed milk
1 C dark chocolate chips
2 T butter


Preheat oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix with the egg and applesauce.  Mixture will be dense. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 glass baking dish.  If need be, lightly grease your spatula or your hand with oil to aid in pressing the mix.

Meanwhile, combine the butter, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together in a large, microwavable bowl.Warm the mixture for about 2 1/2 minutes; stirring after 1 minute.  Pour over the cake mix layer.

Drop the reserved 1/3 of the cake mix in small spoonfuls on to the top of the fudge layer. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned. Cut into 18 squares.

Recipe Source - Finding Joy in My Kitchen