Afternoon Baking

by Jenny on May 25, 2012

My sister is traveling to Philadelphia this weekend for a Memorial Day party with her in-laws and volunteered to bring a dessert to add to the party spread. However, somewhere between her volunteering and Wednesday night, I guess she decided that she really wasn’t in the mood for baking because I received this text message from her:

Lucky for her, she knows that I am always up for baking and gladly agreed to help her out.

The only problem came this morning when I realized I didn’t have any idea of what I wanted to make and I wasn’t sure what ingredients I had in the kitchen to even use. After some surveying of the situation, she will now be stocked with three separate desserts when she gets to PA tonight!

First up was some no-bake Reese’s Dessert Bars that I had the mix for in the pantry, just waiting to be put together.

They were a piece of cake to make since everything needed except butter and water was in the box and ready to go.

Next up I grabbed the lone box of cake mix in the pantry and made some pretty awesome cookies which are the main attraction in this afternoon’s post.

And last but not least, some of Chocolate Covered Katie’s peanut butter sandwich bread. I made this bread in Korea and Brian and I both instantly fell in love with it – Especially served warm with vanilla ice cream or frozen with vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two half pieces. A-ma-zing!

The only differences that I made this go-round is that I added chocolate chips to the bread and a sprinkle of halved peanuts on top for a decorative touch.

Someone isn’t going to her party empty-handed!

Strawberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup raw original oats


Combine cake mix with oil and eggs and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and oats. Bake at 350°F for 12-14 minutes – until slightly browned on top. Cool and serve!

I may have gotten a little carried away in the kitchen this afternoon but hopefully everyone at the party enjoys the outcome of it! :)


Are you going to a Memorial Day party this weekend? What are you taking to share with the crowd?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign May 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

There is seriously not a better flavor combo other than chocolate and PB! So, so good!

What a great sister you are to help her out! Do you guys have fun plans for memorial day?


2 tina May 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm

and chance you want to clean????


3 Jenny May 28, 2012 at 9:47 am

haha I should probably start with my own house first on that one!


4 Jennifer {Healthy Wifestyles} May 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I have an entire cabinet full of cake mixes from when they were on sale (couldn’t pass up the 10 for $10!) and I will definitely have to break into the stash to make these cake box cookies!!


5 Jenny May 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

Definitely do it! So easy and really really good!


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: