I’m back on bar cookies! It will be my theme for the week. I love a good theme. Anyhoo, Granny Squares, not my Granny. A friend of ours who was responsible for introducing my husband to me had this recipe that was a family favorite. Two things that I always remember about this person when you went to her house are Grape Kool-Aid and this recipe, but never together. So now that this friend moved to Arkansas over five years ago it was time for me to try and make them. As I started reading the recipe this week I remembered why I always put the card back in my file. I never knew what size pan to use! But, today was the day! I should have just asked her when I got the recipe, but she always had some on hand so why should I make them.
A few things to note: I used a hand mixer to “stir” them up and I had to spread the mixture in the pan with a spatula. Now what size pan? Ah, the mystery was solved. A half sheet pan or 18”x13” worked for me. Give these a try, very easy, and they make your house smell great!
1 yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter, melted
2 tablespoons water
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup pecans (optional)
Stir together and pour (spread) into a greased and floured sheath cake pan. (18x13) Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes until lightly browned on top. Cool and cut into squares.