Recipe by prissycat
"This recipe is similar to many others I've seen, but in my opinion, these are the BEST! They are also great for bake sales when individually wrapped."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
yellow cake mix
2 (8 ounce) packages
This recipe for chess squares works very well, and is easy. I cut it in half, and it fit a 9" round pan perfectly. They are really, really sweet and very rich.
The recipe makes a lot of the cream cheese layer, you could easily cut it in half if you want less sugar.
Overall, if you like chess squares, this recipe is great. If you think it's too much sugar, you're obviously not from the South.
Way tooo sweet.
Enjoyed by all, but I only used one package of cream cheese and 2 cups of confectioner's sugar for the topping and reduced the cooking time to 30 minutes. Turned out perfect.
This is great. I added a can of cherry pie filling on top and it tasted just like cheesecake.
Excellent! Richer and denser than most chess square recipes. My co-workers RAVED (and raved some more).
They taste exactly how they should. I lived in the south (Mississippi) for 2 and a half years and yep, this is how they make em. I love em, they are super yummy and I've always had rave reviews when I make them too. I recommend this one! My only complaint is that the recipe doesn't tell you that the cream cheese part rises up quite a bit. The person who said a 9 in round must have used 1/2 the cream cheese part because I too used a 9 inch round and half the cream cheese is sitting at the bottom of my oven in my smoke filled kitchen. Don't use a 9 inch round people.
The best recipe for this great dessert! Any cheesecake lover will love these. For those that say they're too sweet, they just don't know what a good southern dessert is! If you're looking for an original chess square recipe, this has to be it. Thanks for sharing!
I made the mistake of first tasting these when they were warm and it was too much but once refrigerated, they're better.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Southern Chess Squares
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 185
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