Most of our families favorite desserts are going to include chocolate in some form, but on a rare occasion we’ll “bend the rules” and have one that doesn’t. Chess squares fall into this very small category. They are however, ooey-gooey squares of sweet deliciousness that you just can’t resist, and should you really have to have them in chocolate form, adjustments can be made to accommodate that.😉
Aside from being irresistibly delicious, these are so easy to make, great for parties, potlucks and general entertaining.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter, melted
Mix together and press into the bottom of a greased 9 X 13 pan.
1 8oz. cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar (1#)
Mix together and pour over first layer
Bake at 325 degrees 40-45 minutes.
Allow to cool and then cut into squares. (see below for helpful hints).
Sprinkle with powdered sugar before taking out of pan, but after slicing.
I found out some time ago that cutting brownies and chess squares with a plastic knife does a much better job than using a metal knife. I have this large plastic “knife” that’s perfect for this. Spray with non-stick spray before cutting each row (wipe off residue between rows).
To easily transport without destroying the top, lay a sheet of wax paper on top and then cover with Press and Seal.