Thursday, October 17, 2013

Neiman-Marcus Bars (aka Texas Gold Bars)

Who can argue with five ingredients?  These have had many names over the years....Neiman-Marcus bars, Texas gold bars, chess squares, gooey butter cake.  This list goes on and on.  This is a classic recipe that is great for bake sales, teacher appreciation luncheons, or party buffets.


Recipe Notes
I often try to go lower fat in my recipes, but baking is one place that I typically do not skimp because it ruins the consistency and/or the taste of the goodies.  This is another case where I would say use full fat everything and just enjoy the ride.

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (I used Pillsbury Butter Yellow)
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 lb. box of powdered sugar
1.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2.  Spray a 9x13 inch glass dish with cooking spray.
3.  Mix cake mix, melted butter, and one egg until if forms a soft dough.
4.  Press dough into the bottom of greased dish.  
5.  Mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, and two eggs until smooth.  Pour on top of cake mix layer.
6.  Bake for 40-50 minutes or until top is golden brown.  Allow pan to cool completely, slice, and enjoy!

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