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Chocolate Pudding Bars Recipe

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Where are my chocolate fans? This Chocolate Pudding Bars Recipe is the perfect dessert in bar form! Easy chocolate desserts like this are the best!

An instant pudding mix in the recipe creates a fun and flavorful texture. This recipe is so easy to make – anyone can do it!

The best part about making dessert bars is that they’re firm enough to pick up and eat or use a fork and a plate. The option is yours!

Chocolate Pudding Bars Recipe

My boys love this delicious dessert recipe because it’s a combination of brownie meets pudding meets fudge. Every texture is loaded with chocolate flavoring – and every bite is so good!

I can even recruit them to help in the kitchen when it comes to making this simple recipe. They don’t mind because they know that they’ll get to eat the first bite.

Use this recipe to make a fun treat for a birthday party or weekend snacking at home. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is – and how much flavor it has!

What is the easiest way to cut dessert bars?

The easiest way might surprise you when it comes to slicing up dessert bars. Forget about using a regular knife that sticks to the sticky edges and leaves uneven slices.

Instead, reach for a piece of floss or dental floss. A simple strum of floss across the top of your dessert bars will give you perfectly sliced pieces without sticking to the treat.

You don’t have to worry about the dreaded “sawing” motion that can ruin even the best of bars.

With this handy trick, your dessert bars will be cut and ready to serve quickly.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Fudge Dessert Bar Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Best Dessert Bar Recipes:

Once you make this Pudding Dessert Bar Recipe, get ready to love this type of dessert! I’ve been making dessert bars for a long time, and I love them!

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Dessert bars have become a sensation in recent years, leaving many wondering what sparked this craze. Some may argue that it’s the variety of options available that makes them so appealing.

Dessert bars offer a range of sweet treats that cater to everyone’s taste, from chocolate lovers to fruit enthusiasts.

Others argue it’s the convenience they offer – perfect for those on the go who want something quick and easy. However, it could be argued that the sense of nostalgia they evoke makes dessert bars so popular.

Many have fond memories of devouring sweet treats at family gatherings or birthdays, and dessert bars provide a chance to relive these happy moments.

Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that dessert bars are here to stay, tantalizing our taste buds and satisfying our cravings.

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Chocolate Pudding Bars Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Bars Recipe

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 26 minutes

These Chocolate Pudding Bars are so simple to make! They're the perfect treat to enjoy with friends!


  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick melted unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chocolate milk
  • 3.4 oz package chocolate fudge instant pudding mix


  1. Pour the chocolate chips into a bowl.
  2. Add the heavy cream to a saucepan and heat it on the stove until just boiling. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and whisk until mixed. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray the 9X13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  4. Mix the eggs, cake mix, and melted butter in a different bowl and stir well. Spread into the baking pan.
  5. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Let the cake base cool on a rack for 1 hour.
  7. Once the cake is cooled, add the chocolate milk and the instant pudding mix into a bowl and stir until combined. Set aside.
  8. After the pudding has thickened, spread it over the top of the cooled cake. Then top with the chocolate mixture you made in the first step.
  9. Chill the cake for at least 2 hours. Cut into bars and serve. (can be served at room temperature or chilled)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/16/2023

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