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kentucky chess bars

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kim Piepgras
Bowling Green, KY

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. ENJOY!!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you need an easy dessert everyone will love, make a batch of these Kentucky chess bars. It's a Southern dessert with layers of buttery goodness that's rich and delicious. The crust is buttery, crisp, and sweet. On top is a creamy, soft, and tangy cream cheese layer. Made with five pantry staple ingredients, you can whip up a tray whenever a sweet craving hits.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For kentucky chess bars

  • 3 lg
    eggs, divied
  • 1 pkg
    yellow butter cake mix
  • 1 stick
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 pkg
    confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar) (16 oz)

How To Make kentucky chess bars

  • Egg, butter, and cake mix formed into dough and pressed into baking sheet.
    Mix 1 egg into the cake mix. Melt butter and add to egg/cake mixture. Stir until becomes a ball. Pat into greased 12x15 flat pan.
  • Cream cheese, eggs, and confectioners' sugar in a bowl.
    Take 8 oz. cream cheese and beat with a mixer until smooth. Add 2 eggs and 1 box of confectioners' sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • Batter poured over cake dough and baking in the oven.
    Pour on top of the cake mixture. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown in color. Bake at 350 degrees. Cool completely before cutting.