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Pecan Cream Cheese Squares Recipe

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From Wills Point, Texas, field editor Dorothy Pritchett says, "This rich, easy dessert is perfect after a light meal."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 204 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, 1 egg and butter until blended. Stir in pecans. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and remaining eggs until smooth. Pour over pecan mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack; cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Cream Cheese Squares in Taste of Home February/March 2000, p67

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"I have been making this for my family for years (my mother-in-law got me a Taste Of Home cookbook for Christmas) and it is their favorite dessert!! Very rich, but very yummy!"

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