- 1 box Yellow Cake MixRecommended: Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix
- 3 each Large eggs
- 4 oz (1 stick) ButterUnsalted, melted
- 8 oz (1 pack) Cream CheeseSoftened
- 16 oz (1 box) Powdered sugar
These Chess Squares are the bomb!
I have a friend, Kristi, and she is just about to get famous in the both hemispheres for her rich Chess Squares! Let me tell you how I know that. This blog has been read by the nicest people all around the globe! And folks, these Chess Squares are phenomenal!
Kristi is a wonderful lady. I actually know her through my husband, Charles. Those two have known each other for a very long time. How long? They knew each other long before my husband and I got married. And that, my friends, was a thousand years ago (at least it feels that way!).
“Kristi made a pan of her famous Chess Squares! Yay!”
So every once in a while Kristi made a huge pan of those sweet and rich sugary treats for my husband. And he absolutely loved the dessert!
When I made a cake and offered him a slice, he did not look nearly as enthusiastic as when a new batch of Kristi’s Chess Squares were delivered to our house. And I mean, he DEVOURED them with a big grin on his face every time he could put his fork on them! Crazy! Was I jealous? No! His love for Kristi’s Chess Squares warmed my heart and entertained me at the same time! The man looked like a boy in a candy store every time it was announced that Kristi made his favorite treat!
I finally asked Kristi for her Chess Squares recipe, and she was kind enough to share it with me. They are as easy to make as they are delicious! Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed! The best way to bake them is in a 9×13-inch baking pan, but you can use whatever you have (just make sure you butter it first!).
And if you are in the mood for some snappy cookies, check out this recipe for Golden Crunch Butterscotch Molasses Cookies from 1970s (and that is a mouthful!). They are very good!
Heat the oven up to 350F. Butter the sides of 9x13-inch baking pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and ONE egg. Slowly pour the cake mix in, while stirring the mixture. Blend well so the cake mix is thoroughly mixed in. Spread the mixture evenly in the baking pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and TWO eggs. Gradually add the powdered sugar, stirring until well combined. Spread the mixture evenly over the batter layer in the baking pan.
Bake in the oven until the top forms a sugary crust and gently springs back when touched, approximately 35-40 minutes. Let the dessert cool off at the room temperature. Cut into squares and enjoy!