Ooey Gooey Bars

Have you ever had a bite of heaven on a fork? Look NO further. This is it! I’m telling you folks it’s paradise and it couldn’t be easier.  Why? because the crust begins with a boxed mix, and usually – what can I way, it’s not always the best way to begin a recipe.  

But this, oh, I dare you to see if you can tell the difference. Now for the filling.  It develops this ooey gooey amazing, fabulous, yummy center that you can’t describe.  You’ve got to make it and try it.   I thought the topping had a glaze, but NO!  It just turns into this crispy, thin coating on the top when it cools all by its self. 

Glorious Ooey Gooey Bars



1 package yellow cake mix, drydo not prepare

½ cup butter (1 stick), melted

2 eggs


8 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

3 ¾ cup powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cut parchment paper to fit into the bottom of a 9×13” pan and coat bottom and sides with non-stick spray.Ooey Gooey BarsIn a bowl beat the 2 eggs well, then add in the melted butter and dry cake mix.

Combine until smooth.Ooey Gooey BarsPress the dough evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan and set aside.Ooey Gooey Bars

Clean out the bowl  and beater. 

Beat the cream cheese, vanilla and eggs for three minutes.Ooey Gooey BarsAdd in the powdered sugar and continue to beat until well combined.Ooey Gooey BarsPour this mixture over the crust and bake for approximately 28-35 minutes; or until done.

Do not over bake.Ooey Gooey BarsWhen it is done, it will be set to the touch in the center; remove from the oven. Ooey Gooey Bars

Cool completely before cutting.Ooey Gooey Bars

Adapted by Carrie, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2016

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