Monday, April 15, 2013

Butter Pecan Gooey Bars

This recipe can be made with any flavor of cake mix.  Most recipes call for a yellow cake mix, but I was wanting to use a butter pecan cake mix and found this recipe.  I made this for a church fellowship cookout yesterday.

Butter Pecan Gooey Bars

1 box butter pecan cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon pur vanilla extract
1 pound powdered sugar 
1 cup chopped pecans (I used less.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.  In a large bowl, mix by hand the dry cake mix, 1 egg, and melted butter. Pat into the bottom of the greased pan and set aside. With electric mixer, beat softened cream cheese, 2 eggs, and vanilla well. Add confectioners sugar and beat well.  Pour filling onto cake mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. you want the center to be a little gooey, so don't over bake.  It will begin to crackle across the top.  That is perfectly normal!  

(Note:  My oven always takes longer to bake than suggested, but this time I didn't let it bake longer.  I should have! The middle wasn't set.  The outer portions were super, though!  Just need to bake it longer.)  
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1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

the older I get, the more I like butter pecan!

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