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Easy Ooey Gooey Bars: A Perfect Treat for Beginners – Grandma Ellie’s Heirloom Recipe

Welcome to a world of delightful sweetness and irresistible textures! Today, we’re diving into the simple yet mouth-watering world of Ooey Gooey Bars – a treat that promises to charm your taste buds and bring a smile to your face. Perfect for our baking enthusiasts and senior friends over 55, this recipe is all about creating magic in the kitchen with minimal fuss. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, these bars are a foolproof path to baking bliss. Let’s embark on this delicious journey together and whip up a batch of these heavenly treats that are sure to become a new favorite!

Super Short Family Story About This Recipe
In the cozy kitchen of Grandma Ellie, a place where the aroma of baked goods always lingered, the Ooey Gooey Bars were more than just a recipe; they were a legacy. Each bar held stories of laughter, family gatherings, and the simple joy of sharing. Grandma Ellie, with her ever-warm smile, used to say, “Baking isn’t just about the food; it’s about the memories we create and the love we share.” As a child, I would stand on a stool, eagerly watching her expertly mix the ingredients, her hands weaving magic into the batter. Now, each time I bake these bars, I’m transported back to those golden afternoons, filled with the clinking of mixing bowls and the warmth of her stories. This recipe isn’t just a treat; it’s a piece of our family history, lovingly passed down through generations, and now shared with you.

Easy Ooey Gooey Bars: Grandma Ellie’s Heirloom Recipe

In the cozy kitchen of Grandma Ellie, a place where the aroma of baked goods always lingered, the Ooey Gooey Bars were more than just a recipe; they were a legacy. Each bar held stories of laughter, family gatherings, and the simple joy of sharing. Grandma Ellie, with her ever-warm smile, used to say, “Baking isn’t just about the food; it’s about the memories we create and the love we share.” As a child, I would stand on a stool, eagerly watching her expertly mix the ingredients, her hands weaving magic into the batter. Now, each time I bake these bars, I’m transported back to those golden afternoons, filled with the clinking of mixing bowls and the warmth of her stories. This recipe isn’t just a treat; it’s a piece of our family history, lovingly passed down through generations, and now shared with you.

Recipe Overview

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 12 bars

Shopping List
For the Crust:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (dry, not prepared)
  • 8 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 egg

For the Gooey Layer:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 16 oz. powdered sugar

Full Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare the Crust: In a large bowl, combine the dry yellow cake mix, melted butter, and one egg. Mix until well blended. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan to form a crust layer.
  3. Make the Gooey Layer: In another bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing well. Beat in the remaining two eggs. Pour this mixture over the crust layer in the baking pan.
  4. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center is slightly wobbly. Be careful not to overbake, as the bars will

settle and firm up as they cool.

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