Jun 24, 2014

Nutella Frosted Funfetti Bars


I have something very serious I want to talk about with you today.  Well...actually not YOU, my blog reader, but with those evil Cake Mix Manufactures.

Nutella Frosted Funfetti Bars


Look at this pictures...those bars look all kinds of yummy don't they?  Well...you can not taste them, but trust me when I tell you they ARE YUMMY!  Can you make out what is in that photo?  First thing you should notice is the bars, or at least I hope you do.  Look in the background, what do you see?  An almost empty jar of Nutella, right?  Yes...I love me some Nutella, any way, any how...it is perfect in every way.  Nutella, I love you, do not change a thing, you are dismissed for now.

What do you notice in the top right corner of the photo?  Let me help you out, it is a Confetti Cake mix.  More specifically, it is a store brand Confetti cake mix.  Here in lies the problem.  I love baking with cake mixes.  The are quick, simple, cheap and pretty much no-fail.  Except when they fail!  Let me explain a little.

For some reason, evil cake mix manufactures thought it would be perfectly OK, if they reduced the number of ounces in their cake mixes, and no one would notice.  Really?  We would not notice?  Do you really think we are that stupid?  Going from 18.9ish ounces  to 15.25ish ounces IS A BIG DEAL!  When you need 24 cupcakes and your mix only makes 18 cupcakes...IT IS  A BIG DEAL!  You are now forcing me to make another mix, ending up with 36 cupcakes instead of the needed 24 cupcakes, then I am forced to eat them all....and then my jeans cry.  IT IS A BIG DEAL.  When you find a wonderful recipe on Pinterest and it is like 5+ years old, and it starts out with a cake mix....IT IS A BIG DEAL!

Nutella Frosted Funfetti Bars

I am not gonna get all blogger crazy on you, cake mix manufacture people, but I will be careful of when I use you from now on.  For some reason, store brand cake mixes are still in the 18.9ish range, so I will be uses them.  Be mad at me, fine, I don't care, but a bloggers gotta do what a blogger gotta do.

Last week, I found a great Funfetti Nutella bar, I could not wait to make it. It looks yummy, it was a simple bar, made from a cake mix.  The directions said to make the batter, spread half in a pan, top with Nutella, then top with the remaining batter.  Well, guess what, cake mix manufacture people?  Let me help you out.
THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH BATTER TO COVER THE NUTELLA!  Yeah, that is right, with cake mixes, SIZE DOES MATTER!  Thankfully, it tasted WONDERFUL, but looked like, well..a FAIL!

Don't worry your little head though, because my dear friend Nutella, had your back.  Did you know that Nutella is MAGIC?  I knew it was yummy, and I loved it, but last weekend, while trying out this wonder recipe, I found on Pinterest, I discovered another reason to love Nutella.  When you bake it, it turns into this wonderful fudge frosting!  WHAT?  Yep, you heard me right....that bar is covered with straight up Nutella!
I am in love!

Nutella Frosted Funfetti Bars

So...I failed last week, well actually, the cake mix failed, because I am perfect in every way, kinda like Mary Poppins, LOL.  I tried it again this week, and I am happy to report, these are WONDERFUL!  You need to make them, they are soft, and chewy, and the "frosting"....OMG...I love it!  

You need to make these, like now, but do it when you are alone, or when the kiddos are asleep, because you will not want to share these, or at least I did not want to, so if you want some, make your own, because these babies are all mine.   I love you all more then my luggage, but not more then my Nutella Frosted Funfetti Bars.  Sorry...I gotta keep it real here.



Nutella Frosted Funfetti Bars
by The Cookie Puzzle

Nutella Frosted Funfetti Bars

Ingredients
  • 1 Funfetti/Confetti Cake mix (18.9 ounce size)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
Pre-Heat oven to 350, lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish, set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cake mix, butter and milk until well combined. Press batter/dough firmly and evenly in the bottom of the baking dish. Carefully spread the Nutella evenly over batter, leaving 1/4-1/2 boarder around edge, without Nutella. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired. Bake for 28 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before cutting into 24 bars. Store in air tight container.
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24 comments:

  1. Dropping by from the Tasty Tuesday Link up! Looking forward to your posts...

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    1. Thank you for stopping by...so happy that you are here!

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  2. Ha ha...that is so funny. Well..not the "fail" but the rescue of the nutella!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

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    1. Thank you Catherine! Nutella fixes everything, it is like the "duck tape" of the baked good world, or at least it is for me. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. omg need these in my life stat!!! pinning for all my friends to see ;) xo, jess @ www.dreamingofleaving.com

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    1. You so need them in your life Jessica, they are sooo good, I have eaten almost then entire pan, but purely for research purposes, and my research say, yep, a keeper recipe for sure!

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  4. These look really tasty! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Jessica, and for hosting such a great party. These are really tasty..but be careful, they are totally addicting.

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  5. You crack me up!! A Nutella commercial just came on as I'm reading your post. They kept singing "I'm in a happy place" over and over. All the while I'm reading your ranting and raving. I was so confused.

    No really, my daughter would love these. I won't tell her you have some over there.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am so happy you can laugh at my pain Bobbi! LOL! It is soo frustrating when a recipe fails, and I followed the directions to a T. Well...thankfully Nutella saved the day! Have a great week!

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  6. These look great Kim! I love to use cake mixes and yes the fact that they are smaller is a real bummer. Don't get me started on paper towels and toilet paper rolls. Manufacturers really think we're stupid but when you've been brand loyal for years you notice.

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    1. Girl...have you looked at cereal boxes lately....UGGG...What is up with that? What is really crazy..is that prices are going up and sizes are going down. I keep waiting for them to make gallons of milk smaller then a gallon. This chick is not stupid, store brand cake mixes for me from now on.

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  7. These look great Kim! I love to use cake mixes and yes the fact that they are smaller is a real bummer. Don't get me started on paper towels and toilet paper rolls. Manufacturers really think we're stupid but when you've been brand loyal for years you notice.

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  8. They look delicious. I love using cake mixes to make yummy treats . I need to try this . I have never tasted Nutella before. Sounds like I'm missing out!
    Have a great week,
    Kim from This Ole Mom

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  9. We're on our second batch of eggless cookie dough over here, so any recipe of yours is going to be a great one! Can't wait to try this. :)

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  10. I love nutella! =) These look delicious! Pinning to my Dessert board.

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  11. These look delicious, I love anything Nutella. Thanks so much for sharing at our Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party, hope you can join us next week :) - Doree

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  12. Love Nutella! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week

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  13. So cute and Nutella! Looks like a great cookie for my grandson (and me :) Thanks for coming by Let's Get Real. Love your post and appreciate you taking the time to share.I will be featuring on my FB page this week, tweeting and pinning to Gathering Around the Table board. Triple the love, triple the fun!
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  14. My fifteen year old would love these! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. We are always thrilled to have you. Please stop by tonight at 7 pm and party with us. It's a thrill to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  15. Thanks so much for linking up with Teach Me Tuesday @3GLOL last week. Your link up is very much appreciated! Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight @8pm CST. http://3glol.net/2014/06/30/teach-tuesday/

    Have a great day!

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  16. Hi Kim - Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real Party.

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  17. Love your rant Kim! I find myself in the same situation when I'm looking at old recipes my family used to make and NONE of it comes together because why? They've all changed how much of what is in a package, can, box, etc! Crazy is what it is:) The bars look like they turned out NO-fail to me!

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  18. These look amazing.
    I'm sorry that the cake mix people got all cheap-o on us... and the cheap-o store brand kept doing the right thing.
    My dad has a milk allergy and the cake mix people who had some milk free mixes changed their recipe and suddenly it had milk in it. Well my mom kept trying to make a cake, but she said she didn't like the way her cakes kept turning out, even compared to buying a cake mix.
    My mom had a friend who knew a lot about baking and asked her what she was doing and adding. My mom ended her explanation with, "I don't understand what I'm doing differently than the cake mix people!"
    Her friend responded, "Well, the difference is obvious. They add milk to their cake."
    Ha ha ha.
    Anyway, I love cake and this looks delicious.
    I also wanted to invite you to the Retro Re-pin Party on Somebody's Dinner that opened just a few hours ago. somebodysdinner.blogspot.com

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