Gooey German Chocolate Bars (Made with Cake Mix)

Gooey German Chocolate Bars – ooey, gooey heaven in a pan! These things are SOOOO good!!! Coconut, pecans, german chocolate cake mix, cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Only takes a minute to make. The hardest part is waiting on the bars to cool!!! Great for Valentine’s Day and summer potlucks!

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Easy Cake Mix Bars

I got this recipe from my Mom when we were down for the holidays. She said these Gooey German Chocolate Bars were great, so I decided to give them a try. OMG! She was right. These are CRAZY good!!! Coconut, pecans, chocolate cake filled with an ooey gooey filling of cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar.

These bars only take a few minutes to make. The hardest part about this recipe is waiting on the bars to cool. These are better after they have been baked, cooled and refrigerated for a few hours. We tried them warm and then cooled. We both preferred the bars after they had been in the refrigerator for a few hours. The flavors had time to come together and you could really taste the coconut and pecans.

How to Make Gooey German Chocolate Bars

As I said, this dessert is super simple to make. Sprinkle coconut and pecans in the bottom of a cake pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions and pour over coconut and pecans. Mix together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar with a handheld mixer. Pour over cake mix and bake. Let the cake cool completely before cutting into bars.

  • The bars will keep 4 to 5 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  • You can substitute walnuts for the pecans if you prefer.
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Easy Chocolate Dessert for a Crowd

You can cut the dessert into as many bars as you need. We usually cut them into about 16 bars, but you can make the bars as big or as small as you prefer. Perfect for a potluck or party! Here are a few more recipes from the blog that go great with these easy cake mix bars:

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Gooey German Chocolate Bars

Yield: 16 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Gooey German Chocolate Bars – ooey, gooey heaven in a pan! These things are SOOOO good!!! Coconut, pecans, german chocolate cake mix, cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Only takes a minute to make. The hardest part is waiting on the bars to cool!!! Great for Valentine’s Day and summer potlucks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 box German Chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients to make cake
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 (1-lb) box powdered sugar

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 9×13-inch pan.
  • Sprinkle coconut and pecans in bottom of prepared pan.
  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions and pour over coconut and pecans.
  • Mix together cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar with a hand held mixer. Pour over cake mix.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

Steph

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