Recipes Farmhouse Kitchen, May 2022 Strawberry Chess Bars

Strawberry Chess Bars

Strawberry Chess Bars

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 50 mins Servings: 12

Crust Ingredients

1 (15.25-ounce) box strawberry cake mix

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 egg

1 cup diced strawberries

Filling Ingredients

1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened

2 eggs

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

4 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Heat oven to 350 F and lightly spray a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, melted butter and egg together to make the crust. Fold in strawberries. 

Press mixture evenly into bottom of the pan. It may be easier to lightly spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray and pat the dough down.

In another large bowl, use a mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs and mix well. Add butter and mix well. Gradually add powdered sugar and mix until combined. Mix in vanilla. Pour filling over the crust.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until the edges are just firm and lightly golden brown but the middle is still jiggly. Cool completely before slicing into squares.