Cream Cheese Bars


This cookie bar recipe made with yellow cake mix and cream cheese has a chewy bottom crust with a sweet, creamy layer on top.

24 bars


Cake Mix Layer:

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 large egg, beaten

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 3 ½ cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 15x10-inch sheet pan.

  2. Make the cake mix layer: Stir cake mix, melted butter, and egg in a bowl until well combined. Press mixture into the prepared sheet pan.

  3. Make the cream cheese layer: Beat cream cheese and eggs in a bowl until combined. Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar. Pour mixture over the cake mix layer in the sheet pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and continue to bake until a toothpick inserted at the center of the pan comes out with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it, 30 to 35 minutes more.

  5. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before cutting into 24 bars.


You can use lemon cake mix instead of yellow cake mix, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

473 Calories
21g Fat
69g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 473
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 411mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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