This was the very first recipe I tried from one of my favorite blogs: http://www.cookiesandcups.com
They look just like lemon bars but they’re not. And people will probably ask you many times, “Are those lemon bars?” NO! They’re better than lemon bars! They’re white chocolate butter bars 🙂
First is a layer of cake mix crust, white chocolate chips on top of that, then a cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture, and when its all baked, a final dusting of powdered sugar.
Here are my ingredients all ready to go:
To make the crust you mix a stick of cold butter and yellow cake mix. It becomes crumbly. Then you add an egg and it turns into a soft, sticky dough like this
I used a spatula to spread it in the bottom of a 9×13 non stick sprayed pan
You sprinkle white chocolate chips over that
Then you take cream cheese and powdered sugar and mix that until smooth. 2 eggs and some vanilla get added and mixed. And when its all smooth you pour it over your white chocolate chips. It goes in the oven for about a half hour
And when its done baking (light brown edges and firm top) you sprinkle powdered sugar all over it
I tried to take a picture of them cut into squares but the picture just didn’t turn out like I wanted. So if you’d like to see a beautiful picture of the finished product, go to:
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter
- 3 eggs (divided-1 for crust, 2 for cream cheese mixture)
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese
- 2 cups powdered sugar (plus more for dusting on top)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9×13 pan with non stick cooking spray.
- Combine butter and cake mix. Beat on medium setting until crumbly.
- Add 1 egg and beat until smooth.
- Press into bottom of 9×13 pan with spatula to make the crust.
- Sprinkle white chocolate chips evenly over top.
- In another bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
- Add 2 eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth again.
- Pour cream cheese mixture over white chocolate chips and spread to edges.
- Bake 30+ minutes (until top is firm).
- Remove from oven and sprinkle powdered sugar all over the top
- Let cool, cut into bars, and enjoy!
*Tip* If serving the next day and the powdered sugar on top has melted into the bars, just add another sprinkling of powdered sugar before serving.