Remember those buttery, gooey cookie bars from years ago? They have been rediscovered apparently! I saw some in the bakery a few days ago for the first time in years. This recipe makes 3 times as many at a fraction of the cost and they’re so easy to make. Try it the next time you crave a sweet, homemade treat.
This recipe is also child friendly but don’t let the kids lick the bowl ( raw eggs in batter ).
You will need :
9 x 13 glass baking dish
Cooking spray ( I use Pam )
2 large bowls
1 butter or yellow cake mix ( I use Duncan Hines, but generic works well, too )
1 stick butter, softened ( not margarine )
1 Cup chopped pecans ( substitute walnuts )
1 box powdered sugar ( 16 oz )
1 pkg cream cheese, softened ( 8oz. )
1/2 tsp. vanilla ( substitute almond extract )
Pre-heat oven to 350*
Spray glass pan with Pam or generic substitute. Flour lightly.
Mix butter, 2 eggs, cake mix together for about 2 minutes. Add nuts, and pour into pan.
Mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, 2 eggs and vanilla together until smooth; pour on top of cake batter.
Bake at 350 degrees 30-35 minutes.
Remove from oven, let sit 10 -15 minutes before cutting into bars. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy! Refrigerate any leftovers.