Monday, March 28, 2011

Easy Nutty Cheese Bars

•1 package yellow cake mix
•3/4 cup margarine, melted
•1 & 1/2 cups pecans or walnuts, chopped (divided use, 3/4 cup, 3/4 cup)
•1 cup brown sugar, packed
•2 (8 ounce) pkgs of cream cheese (softened)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9X13 pan. Stir together in a bowl until well mixed: dry cake mix, margarine, 3/4 cup of the chopped nuts. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of prepared pan.

Stir together with a spoon until well mixed: 1 cup brown sugar and the 2 packages of softened cream cheese. Spread evenly over mixture in pan. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are browned and cheese topping is set. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in fridge in an airtight container.

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