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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cookies 'n Cream Chess Bars

Sweets are my favorite food group.  Okay, yes I know they're not a food group but they're still the best!  Even better are those easy to make.   One of favorites is this chocolate cake, using a cake mix as one of ingredients.  If we have friends stopping by and I need a quick dessert, it's my go to recipe.  Looking to add to my list of options, I did a search for desserts using cake mixes and these popped up.  You can use crushed cookies or chocolate chips for the top.  I happened to have a some Joe Joe's (candy cane sandwich cookies from Trader Joe's) leftover and they added a great minty flavor to this dessert.  Thinking mint, these would be delicious using crushed Thin Mints as the crushed topping. 



Cookies & Cream Chess Bars

 Ingredients:

  • 1 fudge or chocolate cake mix
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, melted
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 to 12 chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely crumbled

Preparation:

Mix cake mix with 1 egg and butter; press into greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan. In a mixing bowl with an electric hand-held mixer, beat confectioners' sugar with cream cheese, vanilla and 3 eggs until smooth. Pour about 2/3 of the topping mixture onto the cake mixture; sprinkle with crumbled cookies (or chocolate chips) then pour remaining mixture evenly over crumbs. Bake in a preheated 325° oven for about 50 to 60 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned.
Cool thoroughly and cut into bars. Keep refrigerated.

I am linking this to On The Menu Monday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday.

11 comments:

  1. Oh yea, sweets are my favorite food group too:@) Your bars sound amazing-enjoy:@)

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  2. Julie, this looks absolutely wonderful, however, I couldn't keep chocolate sandwich cookies in the house long enough to save them for a recipe! But I will try to definitely try this! Thanks!

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  3. I love chess bars and didn't think anything could make them better, but you just did!

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  4. Have to say, sweets would be my fave food group, too! Those bars look amazing, Julie! Thanks for stopping by to say hi :)

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  5. I love sweets too and these bars are right up my alley!

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  6. Wait, they're NOT a food group?!? :P

    These bars look amazing. I love the chocolate combined with oreos and cream cheese...a winning combination.

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  7. Hi Julie, I'm a sweets lover, too. These bars sound so good! Thanks for sharing and giving the tip on Trader Joe's cookies on top.

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  8. Chocolate is definitely a food group. At least in my world!

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  9. Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing these on MyRecipeMagic.com. They look so delicious! -The Six Sisters

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