Quick and Easy Nutty Cheese Bars

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by gourmet_girl

This is a delicious butter pecan cheesecake in a bar. A friend of my mom's gave me this recipe when I was 12 years old. Very easy to make and everyone I've made them for over the years has raved. Note: This recipe is not supposed to taste like regular cheesecake, it is technically a butter pecan flavored cream cheese dessert bar.

Top Review by karenkevin16_124463

I've been looking for this recipe for so long! We have a local bakery that makes these & sells them at festival & they are always the first to go. So glad to find this.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) boxduncan hines butter recipe cake mix
  • 34 cup melted butter
  • 1 12 cups chopped pecans or 1 12 cups walnuts, divided into 3/4 c. & 3/4 c
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 (8 ounce) softened cream cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  3. Stir together and mix well dry cake mix, 3/4 cup melted butter and 3/4 cup pecans. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan.
  4. Stir together until well mixed 1 cup brown sugar and 2 packages of cream cheese. Spread this over cake mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup pecans.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are brown.
  7. Cool completely. Cut and store in refrigerator in air tight container.

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