Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Coconut Chess Squares

1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
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.
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