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Chocolate Chess Squares

December 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Read and see more at Bake or Break. Recipe adapted from Southern Living.

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine cake mix, 1 egg, butter, and pecans until dry ingredients are moistened. Press into a sprayed/greased 13″x9″x2″ pan.

Combine cream cheese, 2 eggs, vanilla, and 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar. Beat until blended, then gradually add remaining confectioners’ sugar. Beat until smooth. Pour over chocolate layer and spread evenly.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares when cooled.

Makes about 48 bars.

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