This is a recipe of indistinct origin that everyone I know has made at some time or another. I’m not sure if that’s a Southern thing or not. Regardless of that, this is one of those handy fall-back recipes when you want something with a high taste to effort ratio.
To make the crust, combine a package of yellow cake mix, 1 cup of melted butter, and 1 egg. When this is combined, add 1 cup of chopped pecans. Press the mixture into a 9″x13″ pan.
Beat 16 ounces of softened cream cheese and a 1-pound box of confectioner’s sugar until smooth. Add two eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Pour this mixture over the crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
These bars are so easy and so good. The crust is very thick – essentially as thick as the sweet, cream cheese-y filling – and very buttery. It all adds up to some incredible gooey goodness. Be sure to secure one for yourself, though, because they disappear very quickly.