Ooey Gooey Bars

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Ingredients
  • 1 box of pound cake mix
  • 1 stick of butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Butter a 9 x 13-inch pan.

3. In a large bowl, combine pound cake mix, butter, and 2 of the eggs.

4. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan.

5. Combine cream cheese, the 2 remaining eggs, and two thirds of the box of powdered sugar (I use the same bowl). Mix well, then spread on top of the first mixture.

6. Sprinkle top with pecan pieces.

7. Bake for 35 minutes.

8. Sprinkle finished bars with remaining powdered sugar. That's it!
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