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Chess Squares

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a great day and are able to stuff yourselves to your little hearts content. I made a non-traditional dessert to take with to our family gathering and it came out yummy! Jeremy even said, “You ARE putting this on the blog, right?” Right you are! Here is the recipe for yummy Chess Squares.

Chess Squares

This is sooooo easy and yummy! I found the recipe on Pinterest, the original recipe you can find at I followed it exactly! I can’t believe I haven’t made them yet, they will definitely be making many appearance in our home for the years to come… here is what you need:

1 ea              Boxed Yellow Cake Mix

8 oz              Cream Cheese, Softened

1 lbs             Powdered Sugar

1 ea              Stick Butter, melted

3 ea              Eggs

First, set your oven to 300 degrees. You need a 9×13 pan, greased. Mix the cake mix, melted butter and one egg until you get a soft cookie dough consistency. I used my electric hand mixer. Press this into the pan evenly.

Mix the remaining ingredients with hand mixer and spread this over the dough. It is very sticky, do the best you can.

Now, pop into the oven. It took 45 minutes for mine to bake, you want to have a lightly golden top.

I highly recommend letting these cool completely or you will have a big gooey mess when you cut into them. I let them sit over night and it was perfect! I cut into small squares, they are so rich and decadent you don’t need too much at once. You get a lightly crunchy crust, soft gooey center and yummy brownie like bottom. It’s amazing with a glass of milk! I bet Santa would even enjoy this to mix it up a bit!



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15 Wonderful Comments

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    Christina at I Gotta Create! says:
    November 23, 2012

    I think I gained a pound just reading this! Lol!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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    November 24, 2012

    I did a similar recipe for Thankgiving but with a pumpkin pie top. It was so delicious and make me realize that I just don’t like crust. Some pies I will eat the crust, but for the most part I pull off the top of the crust. This recipe is a good alternative to crust! I have pinned it to my desserts board. Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me Party!

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    Winnie says:
    November 26, 2012

    Wonderful and delicious looking cake!

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    Melanie says:
    November 30, 2012

    These look wonderful!!!

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    December 4, 2012

    Oh they look so delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness 🙂

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    Lissa says:
    December 13, 2012

    Looks delicious!! Loved and pinned. Thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.

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    Peggy says:
    September 25, 2014

    I “raised” my kids making these. My daughter sold many, many chess cake squares to friends at church. We did a Homeschool “Coffee Shop” every year also and they were the rave. She made them for the first time in many years last Thanksgiving. What wonderful memories it stirred. I’m making them tonight for a family reunion Saturday. We add pecans to the top. YUM!

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