Checkmate

7.11.2012

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Take yellow cake mix, an entire pound of powdered sugar, a stick of butter, cream cheese and eggs and you're sure to have a delicious dessert and maybe a clogged artery or two. Those five simple ingredients make up this Southern classic--chess squares.

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This recipe is ideal for baking beginners; it's extremely basic and hard to mess up.

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You combine the ingredients for the crust: one egg, the dry cake mix and melted butter. The kitchen's starting to smell pretty good at this point.

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Mix it until it's a dough-ey consistency.

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And then, after sneaking a few licks, lay out the finished product onto a 9x13-inch dish.

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Then comes the filling, which believe it or not, is even more toxic with a pound of powdered sugar, two more eggs and an eight ounce container of softened cream cheese.

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Pout this mixture atop the crust and bake in the oven for 45 minutes on 300 degrees.

It's a nice change of pace from the usual chocolate chip cookie or brownie recipe and just as simple to whip up at the last minute. My last piece of advice: make sure you have plenty of guests to serve these butter bombs to! Their richness makes them tasty, but also makes them a "one and done" kind of sweet treat.


2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for stopping by The Corner Apartment a few days ago! Love your blog, too. This dessert sounds both delicious and sinful! I see you're a Kappa at UT- I'm also a Kappa and from Texas, although attend Auburn. It's always nice to find a sister!

Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

Mariana said...

looks so nice!!