These yummy little bars are a hit with everyone who eats them! I'm sure there is someone out there that doesn't like them but I haven't met them yet! These little treasures just happen to be my son, Christopher's, favorite dessert and I make them for him every birthday and in between too!!
A few years back, I received a wonderful, thoughtful birthday gift from a wonderful, thoughtful friend, Matresa. It was a recipe book with 50 of her favorite recipes that she had handwritten for me. I continued to add recipes over the years and now it is completely full. It is full of so many recipes and so many memories that it is truly one of my prized possessions.
|Look how worn the pages are...definitely been used alot!|
Anyway, I started making this recipe because she had written it down in the book and the name was Texas Gold Bars. I had tasted these bars before but did not have the recipe and when I had eaten them they were called Neiman Marcus Bars. Then Paula Deen introduced her recipe for Ooey Gooey Butter Cake and it was the same recipe. So whatever you choose to call them, I think you will be happy with how easy they are to make and how delicious they are to eat! They are a great dessert to bring to parties or to share with a friend. And...they are very low in fat and calories!
Sorry, I lied about the fat and calories...but we can't have it all, right?!? LoL!!
NEIMAN MARCUS BARS
1 - Box of any Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 cup melted Butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
(1)-1 lb. box Powdered Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
1 - teaspoon Vanilla
Powdered Sugar to sprinkle on top (I skip this step)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop the Pecans and add to mixture.
Press down in a 13 X 9 greased pan. (I use Bakers Joy)
|If you wet your fingertips it helps when pressing it into the dish/pan|
In a medium size bowl combine softened cream cheese and powdered sugar
Add 2 eggs and vanilla and beat until creamy.
Spread evenly over the cake mixture.
Now would be the time to sprinkle with powdered sugar if you like.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until top is golden brown. (May take a little longer)
Let cool and cut into squares!