Kim Piepgras Recipe

Kentucky Chess Bars

By Kim Piepgras uneakstuff

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Makes 20-24 bars
Prep Time:
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Kim's Story

This recipe will make you slap the dog and spit on the fire.

When I make these, they don't last an hour in my house. Family and friends eat them right up and don't even leave a crumb. I am always having people request these naughty, sweet, just too good not to share bars.



1 pkg
yellow butter cake mix
1 stick
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8 oz
package of cream cheese
1 pkg
confectioners sugar (powder sugar)

Directions Step-By-Step

1 Yellow Cake Mix
1 Egg
1 Stick of Butter

Mix 1 egg into cake mix. Melt butter, add to egg / cake mixture. Stir until becomes a ball. Pat into greased 12x15 flat pan.

Take 8 oz. Cream Cheese and beat with mixer until smooth. Add 2 eggs and 1 box of confectioner sugar. Mix until smooth.

Pour on top of cake mixture and bake 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown in color. Bake at 350 degrees.

Cool completely before cutting.

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    Linda Woodham fancygran - Oct 4, 2011
    I make these all the time they are wonderful.

    Sometimes I make them with lemon juice in the cake part and the cream cheese it is great.thanks for posting this recipe.
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    Kim Piepgras uneakstuff - Oct 4, 2011
    You are so welcome. Once they are cool, I am lucky to get one. Thank you for the comment!! :)
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    kim * Bakerella - Oct 13, 2011
    I baked these while visiting family in Boston over the weekend. Very rich & yummy! Had a hard time finding the 12x15 size pan called for ... so had to use a 9x13. Turned out very good .. just had to bake a little longer. What a quick and easy recipe. I will use this one a lot!
    PS .. the only difference between this and Paula Deans "gooey butter cake" recipe is an extra stick of butter in the topping. Can you imagine adding ANOTHER stick of butter to this!? No way! I'm totally sticking w/your recipe for the bars. They are just right. Thanks for posting: )
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    Kim Piepgras uneakstuff - Oct 14, 2011
    I am so glad you enjoyed them. NO, I can't imagine another stick of butter. YIKES. I use the 9x13 pan also and bake a little longer. Happy cooking! Kim
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