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.
This recipe is ideal for baking beginners; it's extremely basic and hard to mess up.
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.
Mix it until it's a dough-ey consistency.
And then, after sneaking a few licks, lay out the finished product onto a 9x13-inch dish.
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.
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.