Gooey Butter BarsGooey Butter Bars
Gooey Butter Bars
Gooey Butter Bars
A buttery, shortbread-like base and golden brown, meringue-like top make these dessert bars the ultimate treat.
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Gooey Butter Bars
Prep Time20 Minutes
Servings16
Cook Time48 Minutes
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Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
5 cups powdered sugar, divided, plus extra for dusting
3/4 tsp salt, divided
1 cup butter, melted plus 8 tbsp, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Preheat to 350°F. Line 9x13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang around the edges; spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup powdered sugar, salt and melted butter and stir until a dough is formed. Pat dough into bottom of prepared pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the edges are starting to lightly brown. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack.
  3. In a large mixing bowl or bowl of stand mixer, place cream cheese and butter and beat on medium speed, until smooth and creamy. Reduce mixer to low speed and slowly add in 4 cups powdered sugar. Increase speed to medium and beat, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until light and fluffy about 2 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and beat until well combined and smooth. Pour over crust in pan. Smooth into an even layer.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown, but the middle is still quite jiggly. Using foil overhang, lift bars out of pan. Cut into 16 bars. Dust with extra sugar and serve.
20 minutes
Prep Time
48 minutes
Cook Time
16
Servings

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Makes 16 servings
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Essential Everyday Flour, All-Purpose
Essential Everyday Flour, All-Purpose, 5 Pound
$2.99$0.60/lb
5 cups powdered sugar, divided, plus extra for dusting
Essential Everyday Powdered Sugar, Confectioners
Essential Everyday Powdered Sugar, Confectioners, 32 Ounce
$2.69$0.08/oz
3/4 tsp salt, divided
Essential Everyday Salt, Plain
Essential Everyday Salt, Plain, 26 Ounce
$1.19$0.05/oz
1 cup butter, melted plus 8 tbsp, softened
Crystal Farms Sweet Cream Salted Butter
Crystal Farms Sweet Cream Salted Butter, 16 Ounce
$5.19$0.32/oz
8 oz cream cheese, softened
Essential Everyday Cream Cheese
Essential Everyday Cream Cheese, 8 Ounce
$2.69$0.34/oz
3 large eggs
Cub Eggs, Large
Cub Eggs, Large, 12 Each
$2.49$0.21 each
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Essential Everyday Vanilla Extract, Pure
Essential Everyday Vanilla Extract, Pure, 2 Fluid ounce
$7.99$4.00/fl oz

Directions

  1. Preheat to 350°F. Line 9x13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang around the edges; spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup powdered sugar, salt and melted butter and stir until a dough is formed. Pat dough into bottom of prepared pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the edges are starting to lightly brown. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack.
  3. In a large mixing bowl or bowl of stand mixer, place cream cheese and butter and beat on medium speed, until smooth and creamy. Reduce mixer to low speed and slowly add in 4 cups powdered sugar. Increase speed to medium and beat, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until light and fluffy about 2 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and beat until well combined and smooth. Pour over crust in pan. Smooth into an even layer.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown, but the middle is still quite jiggly. Using foil overhang, lift bars out of pan. Cut into 16 bars. Dust with extra sugar and serve.