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serves 4
  • Prep Time
    15 minutes
  • Additional Time
    35-40 minutes
  • Total Time
    40-45 minutes
  • 1 cup French butter, melted and divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1 8oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
3-Step Recipes, Dessert

Gooey Butter Bars

These sweet, gooey butter bars are sure to satisfy; they're easy to make, and even easier to eat!

STEP 1: Combine Wet + Dry Ingredients

Add flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and whisk until combined. In a larger bowl, add sugar, half of the melted French butter, vanilla extract, and mix together. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the larger bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.

STEP 2: Make the Topping

Add cream cheese, the remaining 2 eggs, vanilla extract, and the remaining melted French butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients until they come to a creamy, even consistency. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.

STEP 3: Assemble!

Press the dough onto a 9 x 13-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the dough and spread evenly.
Bake at 350º F for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the edges are fully set. Optional: sift powdered sugar over cooled top.
And now, the most challenging part: wait until completely cool before cutting the bars and enjoying this sweet, buttery treat!

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