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The stacked butter pecan squares on a cloth napkin

Butter Pecan Squares

These butter pecan bars are such a simple treat that starts with a box of cake mix and a bunch of tasty pecans!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy bar recipes, easy dessert recipes, party recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 427kcal


  • 1 box Butter cake mix 18.25 ounces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg, butter, and pecans. Mix well.
  •  Press into a greased 9x13 pan.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, 2 remaining eggs, and the powdered sugar until well combined. Pour over the crust.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set. It should be gooey, but not runny.
  • Cool completely before cutting, 1-2 hours. Store in the refrigerator.



Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1.2mg