Posted 3:15 PM by Martha A Cheves in Labels: A Book and A Dish, Coconut Bars, Coconut Chess Squares, cookbooks, desserts, Martha A Cheves, Stir Laugh Repeat, Think With Your Taste Buds
1 box yellow cake mix
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
4 cups (1 lb.) powdered sugar
1/2 cup non-sweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 dish with non-stick spray. Mix cake mix, melted butter and 1 egg to make a soft dough. Press into the bottom of the pan. Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and remaining 2 eggs until smooth, about 1 - 2 minutes. Fold in coconut. Pour on top of crust. Bake 40-50 minutes or until the center is set and top is golden brown. Cool completely. Slice into bars.
Comments: I found this recipe on Pinterest where it had been submitted by Kevin & Amanda's Recipes. This recipe is so much fun to play with. It can be made with ANY flavor of cake mix allowing you to create your favorite flavor. You can do as I did and add coconut. I'm betting a chocolate cake with coconut would be out of this world! I did have to cook mine a bit longer than 50 minutes. I actually cooked mine about 1 hr. & 15 minutes but it's well worth the longer wait.