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Nutella Cake Mix Bars

These simple Nutella Cake Mix Bars are so simple and are stuffed with loads of gooey Chocolate Hazelnut Spread! SO SO good!

These simple bars that are made from Cake MIx are stuffed with loads of Nutella! SO SO good!

I am all about an easy dessert, you guys should know that by now. Trust me, I appreciate a treat that took hours to prepare…I just don’t want to be the one making it. Ya feel?

And using cake mix as a short cut is something I love to do from time to time.

These bars are ridiculously easy and perfect for any celebration in your life…from Easter to a Tuesday night. I am telling you, they take like 10 minutes to put together (max) and just another 20 to bake. They’re actually a spin on these bars, but are SO much quicker!

If you have self restraint you’ll let them cool before you eat them, but yeah…I always dig into these bad boys warm. With ice cream if I’m being honest.

These simple bars that are made from Cake Mix are stuffed with loads of Nutella! SO SO good!

I actually used Pillsbury’s new “Purely Simple” white cake mix in these. Let’s talk about this product for a quick second…have you tried it?

The Purely Simple mix is a total game changer.. there are no preservative, or artificial colors. The ingredients list is super straight-forward…you know exactly what you are eating. Such a great product!
At the bottom of this post I have a chance for you to win a nice box of Pillsbury Baking products including the Simple Pure mix AND a $100 Visa Gift Card to help you celebrate!


I just mixed the cake mix with some melted butter and eggs. It forms a thick cookie-type dough, which I then divided in half. I pressed half in the pan and topped it with a whole huge scoop of chocolate hazelnut spread…


Then I dropped the rest of the dough on top…


You just bake them and then you have this goodness…

These simple bars that are made from Cake MIx are stuffed with loads of Nutella! SO SO good!

And below the recipe is the FANTASTIC Giveaway!!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cake Mix Bars

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 20 bars 1x


  • 1 (17-18 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of Chocolate Hazelnut Spread


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C
  2. Line a 9×9 baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
  3. In a bowl mix together the cake mix, butter and eggs until a thick dough forms.
  4. Press half the dough in the prepared pan. Spread the Chocolate Hazelnut spread on top of the dough.
  5. Drop the remaining dough on top of the Chocolate Hazelnut spread evenly and bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges and top are lightly golden.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool the pan on a wire rack.
  7. All the bars to cool completely before cutting into bars.

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20 comments on “Nutella Cake Mix Bars”

  1. Made these last night – brought them to work today – Uh-mayy-zing! So good!! My co-workers said they could make themselves sick on these, haha!

    1. No, I think that would be fine…your bars might be a bit thicker, since a 9×13 isn’t quite double the size of a 9×9, but just adjust your bake time accordingly!

    1. Oh I bet that would be great! They might be a little gooier, but that’s not a bad thing…and since the sugar content in dulce de leche is a bit higher, you might get a little more caramelization at the edges.

  2. Katy | Her Cup of Joy

    That is awesome that Pillsbury is listened to us and created a better cake mix! These bars look amazing 🙂

  3. Hi! this recipe looks and sounds amazing! I definitely want to try it but I live in Peru and there are no Pillsbury products in here 🙁
    Is there any recipe to replace the cake mix with?


  4. Gamma @BoilAndTrouble

    I need this in my life right now!! I almost damaged my keyboard by drooling all over it. WOW!

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