Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Bars

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Curlee

A family favorite. I got this recipe off a Pillsbury box many years ago. My family does not like nuts, so I leave them out. Sometimes I use devils food cake mix but always Pillsbury Plus.

Top Review by J. Ko

I made this for PAC Spring 2008. This is a quick, easy, great-tasting dessert. I could not find PIllsbury cake mixes in any of our local groceries, so I used a Duncan Hines dark chocolate cake mix. (I'm sure all good-quality cake mixes are created equal.) Anyway, our whole family enjoyed these bars and they are definitely on the "make again" list. A word of caution: they are quite sweet, so definitely cut the pan into 36 squares/bars.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven 350°F; grease 9x13-inch pan.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, butter, egg; mix at low speed until combined. Stir in pecans. Reserve 1 cup for topping. Press remaining mixture evenly in bottom of greased pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl until fluffy. Add remaining filling ingredients and beat at medium speed until smooth. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved topping.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is puffed and edges are lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into bars and store in refrigerator. Enjoy.

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