Southern Chess Squares

Southern Chess Squares

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"This recipe is similar to many others I've seen, but in my opinion, these are the BEST! They are also great for bake sales when individually wrapped."


1 h 5 m servings 344 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 260 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Mix together the cake mix, melted butter and the egg. Stir in the chopped pecans. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the confectioners' sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time until blended.
  3. Pour cream cheese mixture over crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Cool in the pan, then cut into squares before serving.
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  1. 70 Ratings


This recipe for chess squares works very well, and is easy. I cut it in half, and it fit a 9" round pan perfectly. They are really, really sweet and very rich. The recipe makes a lot of the cr...

Enjoyed by all, but I only used one package of cream cheese and 2 cups of confectioner's sugar for the topping and reduced the cooking time to 30 minutes. Turned out perfect.

This is great. I added a can of cherry pie filling on top and it tasted just like cheesecake.

Excellent! Richer and denser than most chess square recipes. My co-workers RAVED (and raved some more).

They taste exactly how they should. I lived in the south (Mississippi) for 2 and a half years and yep, this is how they make em. I love em, they are super yummy and I've always had rave review...

The best recipe for this great dessert! Any cheesecake lover will love these. For those that say they're too sweet, they just don't know what a good southern dessert is! If you're looking for ...

I made the mistake of first tasting these when they were warm and it was too much but once refrigerated, they're better.

I have made this recipe several different ways, for those that say its too sweet I have a suggestion. Use the low fat cream cheese. I made some and it cut down the sweet and made them a bit tang...

I originally got this recipe from my aunt 'cille (Lucille) years ago and had misplaced it - I am so happy to have found it with you again! I have also made this with German Choc. cake mix and i...