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Gingerbread Chess Bars

Gingerbread Chess Bars

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread-chess-bars, gingerbread-desserts, gooey-butter-cake-recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 317kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • For the crust:
  • 1 14.5 oz box Gingerbread cake and cookie mix
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Filling:
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9 x 9-inch baking pan liberally with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Crust: In a medium size mixing bowl beat together gingerbread cake mix, melted butter, egg and cinnamon using a hand mixer. Mix just until fully moistened. Spread evenly on the bottom of the pan.
  • Filling: In the same bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Pour over the crust.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until puffed up and the filling still moves when gently shaken.
  • Place onto a cooling rack until cooled. Cut into squares and serve. Store chilled.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg