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dessert bars supreme

Recipe by
RC :)
Reading, PA

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

yield 36 bars
prep time 20 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For dessert bars supreme

  • 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
  • 1 can
    ready-to spread frosting, desired flavor
  • 1 - 8 oz. pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make dessert bars supreme

  • 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.