People may refer to me as a 'living rainbow' for my ever revolving choices in hair-color, fashion, food, and more, but my obsession with all things fun and colorful began at a very early age. No, I'm not referring to the challenge of picking out a thrift store ensemble during one of Momma's famous runs to Goodwill, I'm referring to my love of Sprinkles. Let me tell you, as a child I would have put sprinkles on my pizza if it was kosher. And now that I'm thinking of it, Momma did have a great dessert pizza recipe that involved such gratuitous use of colored sugar specks- but that is a recipe for another time.
What Daughter Says: Cooking with colors, whether a delicious vegetable ratatouille, or birthday cupcakes, will always be a thrill of mine.
Gooey Sprinkle Bars
***Click here for printable Sprinkle Bars recipe.
1 Box White Cake Mix (Funfetti Optional)
1 Stick Butter, Softened (Not Melted)
1 Egg (or 2 Egg Whites For Whiter Finish)
2/3 Cup Sprinkles, Divided
1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350F
1. Grease and flour an 8x8 cooking pan (glass/Pyrex preferred.)
2. Combine cake mix, butter, and egg (or egg whites for less browning) to the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix until a thick dough forms. Add 2/3 C sprinkles and fold in by hand.
3. Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. If the dog is sticky or stretchy you may form a ball and stretch it by hand (pizza dough style) to form a layer that fits the bottom of the pan.
4. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips and remaining 1/3 C sprinkles. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top.
5. Seperate remaining dough into ball portions and evenly space them over the top of the chip/milk layer. Press down to flatten.
6. Bake the bars for 30 minutes at 350F, or until they just begin to brown. If using the whole egg recipe this will be indicated by the slight pulling away of the bars from the pan and browning around outer edges. Allow to cool completely before slicing, as they will be quite gooey in the center when warm!