Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chess Squares

I took these little pieces of heaven to a neighbor's house last weekend for dessert and had completely forgotten how utterly divine and addictive these treats are!  Chess squares are nearly identical to Paula Deen's Ooey Gooey Butter Bars, but this particular recipe shown came from HERE
Chess Squares pair nicely with regular brownies if you are asked to bring dessert! 
Chess Squares

1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, melted
1 lb (4 cups) powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and spray a 9x13 dish with Pam.  By hand, mix cake mix, 1 egg, and melted butter to a soft dough.  Press evenly into bottom of pan.  

With mixer, mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese, and remaining two eggs until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.  Pour mixture on top of crust.  

Bake at 300 degrees for 40-50 minutes until top is golden brown.  (I found the full 50 minutes was necessary...check often at end of bake time)

Allow to cool before cutting into squares for serving.  

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