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Things You Will Never Hear Me Say:

“This is too bright.”

“There’s such a thing as too much glitter.”

“I’m full.”

“On second thought, I’ll pass; I don’t need it.”

“No, I don’t feel like going to the mall today.”

“I could never spend that much on a Betsey Johnson dress.”

“This floor-length denim skirt looks GREAT!!!”

“Mom, will you buy me a pair of Crocs?”

“I’ve been craving a Bloody Mary!!”

“Mmmm!! Porkchops!!!”

“Kristen Stewart is one of the greatest actresses of this or any generation. Pure talent and pizzazz.”

…Or any sentence where I use the word ‘pizzazz.’

“I don’t want pizza tonight.”

“Let’s go to Old Navy–I hear they’re having a sale on flip flops!!!”

“That Taylor Swift is such a hopeless romantic! I love her songs, and no, they don’t all sound the same!”

“Ooh, John Mayer. He’s SOOOOO hot!”

“Are seven layers too much?”

So, okay, not to sound like a broken record or anything, but I heart seven layer bars. Like a lot. And not to be a one-trick pony or anything, but I made yet another version that tastes like cupcakes. You’ll thank me after your taste buds explode into the gates of heaven upon first bite, trust me. (Also trust me not to use anymore cliche expressions related to broken-record-playing-track-ponies).

DSC_0203The inspiration for these big, bad bars full of birthday cake goodliness came from THESE bars I made last week. Upon tasting them, I liked them, but I felt like they were missing some more cake-y action. And sweetened condensed milk, which I’m petitioning restaurants to start offering as a beverage. The world is so narrow-minded in its beverage choices, am I right?

So thus, these Birthday Cake Seven Layer Bars were born. Magic bars, seven layer bars, crack — whatever you prefer to call them, we’ll all inevitably know what you’re talking about when you bite into one and say “OMG YUM.”

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Birthday Cake Seven Layer Bars
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Recipe type: Bars
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Serves: 12-15
 
Happy Birthday to yoooooou. Celebrate tastily with these seven-layer bars!
Ingredients
  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sprinkles
  • ¾ cup miniature marshmallows
  • ½ cup (roughly about 10-12) Birthday Cake Golden Oreos, roughly crushed
  • ½ cup (roughly about 10-12) Birthday Cake Oreos, roughly crushed
  • 2 boxes Cupcake Bites*
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9 inch pan with foil, extending edges of foil over the sides of the pan. Mist lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and melted butter until a soft dough forms. Press into prepared pan in an even layer, and bake for approx. 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and immediately top with the semi-sweet chips, the white chips, sprinkles, 2 types of crushed Oreos, cupcake bites and marshmallows evenly. *However, I find the marshmallows cook best when they're put on as the first layer, then covered with the remaining ingredients* Drizzle the can of scmilk on top.
  4. Return to the oven and continue to bake for 15-20 minutes or until the top is bubbly and golden. Allow to cool to room temperature before cutting into bars. Store airtight, at room temperature, for several days. These taste really good at room temperature or slightly warmed! So gooey!
  5. **Note: I found the Cupcake Bites (which are like round, cake-flavored candies) at the Dollar Store. I also found the limited edition Birthday Cake Oreos at Walmart and Target. Stock up!!**

 

DSC_0199These bars are OUTRAGEOUS. So many deliciously sweet flavors happening at once. The gooey marshmallows, the sugary sprinkles, the crunchy Oreos .. everything works cohesively to make a stunningly simple, stickily sweet cake batter bar. You and your kids will love it!

Happy Tuesday!!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. YUM!!!! it’s the wee one birthday today so this was the push I totally needed to make my first ever magic bar!!!

    • What and where do I find cupcake bites not sure if I’ve seen them before??

      • thedomesticrebel says:

        Hey Lisa! I found the cupcake bites at my local Dollar Tree store, but if you can’t find them, feel free to omit them — they’re just a fun little addition but in no way affect the final product’s awesomeness :)

  2. I’m running to get me some cupcake bites! I’ll need to make this for my birthday thats coming up (in 7 months)! Yum! I love your list! I would add “I never eat dessert” to that list!

  3. Back for Seconds says:

    Bahahaha! You are too funny!
    I wish I could come over and eat this gorgeous birthday crack with you. There are insane amounts of deliciousness going on in these and I want one in a bad way!

  4. I must get my hands on these Cupcake Bites! I’ve never seen or heard of them, but I can come up with so many ideas of how to use them in baking! And these bars look amazing, as usual. I love birthday cake flavored anything, so naturally I’m drooling over here.

  5. Hahah I don’t think I would say most of those things either, LOVE these bars!

  6. These bars are like WHOOOOOOAAAA (in the best possible way :))!

  7. girlversusdough says:

    These bars are like WHOOOOAAAAA (in the best possible way :))!

  8. The birthday cake Oreos are the bomb. Would you believe I had a full length denim skirt back in the day? *shudder*

  9. So not a broken record – I could keep playing it for ages if it meant more of these bars! Yum. And there is never such a thing as too much glitter, or sprinkles, or layers. These look fantastic :D

    oh but just to let you know, I think you may have forgotten the link for “THESE” bars that you mention? Or I could be dumb and just missed it >_<

  10. WOW seriously drool. These look all too perfect! Growing up I hated seven layer bars because most of the time they had coconut in them. I can’t wait to give these a try one day!

  11. My god these is so much yum going on in these!

  12. bakerbynature says:

    Whoa, girl!!! These bars look incredible! And your writing always cracks me up ;-)

  13. This might be the best blog name ever!

  14. I love you. I’m with you 99% of those things you’d never say. For sure. (Esp the Kristen Stewart one….oh boy I hate that girl). And I enjoy how crazy you are over 7 layer bars and how CUTE and creative these are!!!

  15. These are OUT-rageous, Hayley! I neeeeed one.

  16. Super cute. I am a sucker for anything “birthday cake”. And I can’t STAND Kristen Stewart!

  17. I want these for my birthday! I’d take this over cake any day!

  18. Hahaha: “I’m full.” Also something I would NEVER say. So not fair. And eeeeeeee, I’m totally wishing I could come eat some of these birthday cake 7-layer bars with you on your b-day. I bet they’d pair nicely with a celebratory Midori sour, yes??

  19. haha! 7 layers is never too much!!!

  20. best list ever.

  21. More seven layer bars!! I think these might be my favorite…hurry up birthday! :)

  22. Please, please, I can’t take it anymore! These look so amazing!!! I love 7 layer bars and birthday cake…anything. I’ve had a spare box of funfetti cake mix sitting in my baking drawer forever just waiting for the day it will get used for something delicious…that day is now.

  23. You don’t like pork chops?! That is ok, these bars kind of make up for that!

  24. I’m totally with you on the Taylor Swift thing…and about every other quote you listed :) And these bars really do look like they could be magic!

  25. I went to a school where floor length jean skirts were the norm and perfectly acceptable….aaaaahhhh!!! I never want to see one again! LOL mine just came to my knees though…I’m such a rebel! I seriously want these bars in my mouth right now. Something you will never hear me say…this is too sweet! I am loving every.single.thing about this post!!!!

  26. These would be perfect for my birthday – I’m not a cake fan! Love all the colors happening in the bars – so festive!

  27. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says:

    ummm can you say Happy Birthday to my taste buds please?! Love these!

  28. These look so fun and festive! Love all the sprinkles and oreos!

  29. What are cupcake bites and where do I get them??????

  30. a diabetic,s death ~ lol

  31. oh my goodness! your photos are making me drool. DROOL I say! I’ve made cake batter layer bars like this but never LIKE this. all that sweetie sweet stuffed inside? I’m gonna do both again…I think yours are prettier. ;)

  32. Hayley,
    I am sure Will Farrell’s character in Elf is jealous of your skillz:)

  33. Do you suppose adding a caramel layer in there would turn out okay?

    • Hey Maggie! If you add caramel, I’d suggest using the unwrapped caramel square candies, or the caramel bits (on the baking aisle near the choc chips). Just be prepared for it to be a bit sticky when you cut!

  34. Just want to clarify- 2 boxes of cupcake bites??? Each of the boxes I bought, have 5 pouches in them.

  35. Hey girlie! Guess what? I’m going to make 7 layer bars this weekend similar to these and would LOVE to link up to these in my post if that’s ok? Mine will be based off of my other 7 layer bar recipe – I’m going to use sprinkles, marshmallows, golden oreos, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles. :) No cake mix, so we will see how they turn out!! xo

  36. Whyy am I just now discovering this recipe?!? So much goodness wrapped up in one little bar…I need to get my hands on those Oreos and cake candies stat…and find an excuse to make these!

  37. Carli Bandy says:

    You think they would still turn out alright with just 1/2 a can of sc milk??? We like sweet in this house, but WHOA!! I just couldn’t bring myself to pour on the whole can. **crossing fingers, they’re in the oven….guess it’s really too late to be asking this question, huh? :)

    • Carli–totally okay! I’m sure they’ll turn out fine. Sometimes, I don’t even use the whole can. I just drizzle it until it’s covered adequately and then call it a day :) hope you like them!!

  38. I made these yesterday and they were delish!

  39. I plan to make these for my 30th but will need to make adjustments considering I’m in the UK and we don’t get a few of the stuff mentioned…oh well.

    • Hi Alliyah! These will taste great even with a few tweaks. If you can’t find the Birthday Cake flavored Oreos (as they may be a limited edition thing here in the States), feel free to use regular Oreo cookies or chocolate/vanilla cookies. And those Cupcake Bites things are a fun little product I found on a whim.. you can omit them and I promise you won’t even know the difference! Hope this helps and Happy 30th!

  40. Omg ur killin me!!!! I’m at my desk searching for clean food ideas on Pinterest because after 14 weeks of super clean eating its getting old n I stumbled across this blog!!!! My first figure competition is in 1 week and 4 days! And in one week and 3 days I’m going to make as many of ur recipes as I can and share w all my bikini figure and bodybuilding friends after the competition!! Your amazing! Keep doing ur thing!

    • Hey Kelly, you’re amazing for eating clean for 14 weeks! Way to go! I’m on a juice fast today and I can barely handle it, lol. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!!

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  47. these look good but you seem kind of like a mean judgy person :(

  48. Susan Melissa says:

    Do you think these bars would freeze well? I’d like to make them for my daughter’s party.. but it’s not for about 10 days so I’d like to freeze them. Thanks for the input!

  49. thedomesticrebel says:

    Hey Susan!

    Sure, just make sure to thaw them to room temperature before serving! :) And I would freeze them in individual layers so they don’t stick together in one container.

  50. Susan Melissa says:

    Thanks! They look scrumptious :) I think I’ll freeze them without cutting them and let the girls cut them whatever size they want. Oh.. I got the Cupcake Bites from Amazon when I couldn’t find them at the three Dollar Stores in the area :)

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