Chocolate Cake Mix Milky Way Cookie Bars – These cookie bars are a super fun and easy to make treat using cake mix! Decadent chocolate cake mix comes together with a simple cheesecake swirl and milky way candy bars to create a cookie bar that’s completely irresistible!
Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract, mix until well combined.
In a large bowl stir together the cake mix with the butter, eggs, and almond extract until well combined.
Pour the cake mix batter into the prepared pan. Spon filling by tablespoons onto batter, swirl through the batter with a knife.
Top batter with half of the chopped Milky Way bars.
Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.
Allow bars to cool completely, and top with remaining chopped Milky Way bars before serving.
Do allow these bars to cool completely before you remove them from the pan. If not, they may be a little gooey in the center.
Don’t be afraid to get your hands a little messy! This dough will be very thick, the easiest and fastest way to spread it out in the pan is to use your hands.
Definitely plan to top these bars with extra Milky Way! I use two large candy bars to top before baking, then two more to top after they come out of the oven and are cool. They look so much prettier this way!