Can’t Leave Alone Bars Recipe & Gather Around the Amish Table Cookbook Review

I have a great cookie bar recipe to share. Doing a cookbook review is mighty tasty work! It’s very sweet, so you only need a small piece. I think this will be great to take to potluck dinners. It will be easy to keep all the ingredients in the pantry to make these bars any time. Well, except for the eggs. Keep those in the fridge. lol


I found this recipe in the Gather around the Amish Table cookbook. Read below for more information about this new cookbook.


Can't Leave Alone Bars Recipe

Can’t Leave Alone Bars

1 (16 ounce ) white cake mix

2 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1/4 cup butter

1 cup chocolate chips

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


Mix together cake mix, eggs, and oil. Reserve 3/4 cup crumbs. Put remaining crumbs into 9 x 13 inch pan. Melt butter, chocolate chips, and sweetened condensed milk together until just combined. Pour on top of crumb crust in pan. Top with remaining crumb mixture by spoonfuls. Bake at 300* for 20-30 minutes.


My notes: My mixture wasn’t a crumb mixture. It was more the texture of cookie dough. The sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips make a kind of fudge sitting on top of the cookie. Yum!  This recipe lends itself well to some creativity. Use different flavored cake mixes and different flavored chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips, etc.


Keep reading to get a great lasagna recipe and to see how you can win a copy of Gather around the Amish Table!


I have loved reading this cookbook! It compiles favorite family recipes from Amish and Mennonite kitchens. the recipe contributors also share stories about their recipes and their families.


You will find some recipes to use whether you cook everything from scratch or use some prepackaged foods like the cake mix in the recipe above. I have found quite a few recipes that I want to try.


Incorporate Amish cooking traditions this fall in your kitchen with Lucy Leid’s Gather Around the Amish Table. Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: “Bake someone happy!”

Get your fall baking underway with an Amish baking basket giveaway from Lucy and MennoMedia!


One grand prize winner will receive:


Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 29th. The winner will be announced September 30th on the Litfuse blog.


*Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): I received a product sample for review purposes. I received no other compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. My opinions are my own.”

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  1. […] made these Can’t Leave Alone Bars  last week. These are so good. Very sweet, but good! If you are looking for a good dessert for at […]