Ooey Gooey Bars Recipe

Ooey-Gooey Bars Recipe

Ooey-Gooey Bars Recipe

Ooey-Gooey Bars Recipe

Ooey-Gooey Bars Recipe

This is my family’s go-to classic. Whenever a guest comes to our house and we can’t decide what they would like, we end up making this recipe (bingo!).  You can never go wrong with something called “Ooey-Gooey Bars” . :) This recipe is super easy to whip up as well as tasty. The crust is nice and buttery and tastes like (actually it literally is) a cake and I love the cream cheese top that makes it ooey and gooey… these bars are sweet, savory, and simple. :)

Ooey-Gooey Bars Recipe:

For the Crust:

1 box yellow cake mix

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1 egg

For the Filling:

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese

2 eggs

1 lb. ( 3 1/2 cups) powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and set out a greased 13×9 inch pan.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, hand (litterally… use your hands) mix the butter, cake mix, and egg until the butter and egg is well incorporated and the cake mix it like a dough. Pat the dough into the prepared pan and set aside.

3. For the filling: With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and SLOWLY mix so you don’t get a mushroom cloud of sugar in your kitchen. (This may have happened to me one time, so I’m kind of speaking from experience:) Pour the mixture over the unbaked crust.

4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the cream cheese just starts to turn a golden brown. A knife will never come out clean, so don’t even think about using it… there’s a reason that they’re called Ooey-Gooey Bars. Allow them to cool.

5. Gobble up (and horizontally as well, I guess)!

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