Dessert Bars Supreme

RC :)

By
@rcrc

Old favorite with many flavor combinations - The original recipe was from the inside label of a can of Pillsbury Frosting.


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Serves:

36 bars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

BASE

1 pkg
cake mix, desired flavor
1 1/2 c
quick-cooking oats
1 c
chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 c
margarine, softened
1
egg

FILLING

1 can(s)
ready-to spread frosting, desired flavor
1 - 8 oz. pkg
cream cheese, softened
2
eggs
1/2 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, combine base ingredients. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 2 cups for topping and press remaining crumbs into a sprayed 13x9 pan.
2
In a large bowl, blend all filling ingredients. Beat at highest mixer speed until smooth and creamy.
3
Pour filling over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes or until firm when pan is lightly shaken.
4
Cool and cut into 36 bars. Store in refrigerator.
5
High altitude -- Above 3500 feet, add 3 tbls. flour to the dry cake mix in base. Add 1 tbls. water to filling before mixing. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
6
Flavor combinations are endless -- Dark Chocolate Cake Mix with Buttercream Frosting; Yellow Cake Mix with Chocolate Frosting; Carrot or Pumpkin Cake Mix with Cream Cheese Frosting; Lemon Cake Mix with Lemon Frosting, etc., etc. You can also add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of peanut butter to vanilla frosting for a peanut butter filling. Mini chocolate chips can also be added to the filling.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American