Easy Chess Squares – A Southern Staple made using only 5 simple ingredients which are cake mix, cream cheese, butter, eggs, and sugar. This recipe creates a dessert that is so Good and Sweet that you must give it a try!
Allow me to introduce you to chess squares…
This is a very simple, no-fuss, recipe that comes together quickly with a little bit of assistance from a few items that you can purchase at any store. This recipe is really mistake proof and produces the most delicious, moist, gooey, chewy squares that you have ever had. The first time that I was ever introduced to this recipe was at a church function and it is probably a southern staple that has made an appearance many places simply because it is so good. You do not want to pass this recipe by…so do not delay in giving it a try.
Chess Squares Ingredients:
1 box yellow cake mix
3 large eggs
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
4 cups (1 lb) powdered sugar (less if you want it to be less sweet)
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Using a medium bowl, mix the cake mix, melted butter, and one egg together until it forms a soft dough and then press the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. This will make your first layer and base.
Using the same medium bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, softened cream cheese, and the remaining two eggs until smooth, about 1-2 mins. Pour on top of the prepared crust.
Place into the preheated oven and bake at 300 degrees F. for about 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
*Recipe adapted from Kevin and Amanda