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Ooey Gooey Bars

What are ooey gooey butter bars?

Ooey gooey butter bar is a type of dessert that is popular in the US, It is made from a combination of sugar, butter, eggs, and flour. The bars are typically served either chilled or frozen and can be eaten either as-is or with a topping such as whipped cream or ice cream.

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Where did ooey gooey butter bars originated?

There are several different stories about how ooey gooey butter bars came to be. One story claims that the bars were created in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1930s. Another story claims that the bars were created by a woman in Chicago, Illinois in the 1950s. There is no definitive answer as to who invented the ooey gooey butter bar, but they are definitely a popular dessert choice in the United States.

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What does ooey gooey butter bars taste like?

So, what do ooey gooey butter bars taste like? Well, they’re basically a cross between a cake and a cookie. They’re soft and fluffy, with a slightly crisp crust. The center is ooey and gooey, while the edges are nice and chewy. They’re sweet, but not too sweet. Basically, they’re delicious!

Ingredients for Ooey Gooey Bars:

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For the crust:

  • Yellow cake mix, dry- not prepared
  • Butter, melted
  • Egg

Gooey layer:

  • Cream cheese softened
  • Eggs, beaten
  • Powdered sugar
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How to make ooey gooey butter bars?

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°F.

Step 2: Mix the cake mix with the butter and the egg until smooth and well combined.

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Step 3: Take to a 9×13 baking pan, and press evenly over the bottom. Reserve.

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Step 4: Beat the cream cheese and add the eggs to another bowl. Beat for one minute, or until you get a smooth consistency. Then, add the powdered sugar and beat until well combined. 

Step 5: Pour over the crust and take to the oven for about 30 minutes. When it’s done, let cool completely before cutting.

Ready to serve!

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Tips to Make the Ooey Gooey Bars:

  • It is best to cut the squares after the cake has completely cooled down. Because otherwise, you could spoil it.
  • You can make the vanilla cake with a cake mix, but if you want you can prepare it from scratch with your own recipe.
  • For the top layer of cream cheese to be thick enough use a small pan.
  • You can obtain powdered sugar by blending conventional sugar.
  • The cake is ready when the top of the cream is golden brown. Don’t overdo the cooking time or you won’t have the creamy consistency you need.

How do you store ooey gooey butter bars?

Well, if you’re going to eat them right away, then there’s no need to store them at all. Just serve them up fresh! However, if you want to save them for later, you can either store them in the fridge or the freezer.

To store them in the fridge, simply wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in a container or on a plate. They should last for about 3-4 days. To store them in the freezer, wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in a zip-top bag. They’ll keep for about 2-3 months.

Can ooey gooey butter bars be left out?

Technically, ooey gooey butter bars can be left out. However, it’s not recommended. The bars will start to dry out and lose their flavor if they’re not stored in the fridge or freezer.

Can ooey gooey butter bars be frozen?

Yes, ooey gooey butter bars can be frozen. In fact, I would recommend freezing them. The bars will keep for about 2-3 months in the freezer. To freeze them, simply place them in a sealed container or bag and freeze them until they are solid. Then, you can either eat them frozen or let them thaw at room temperature before serving.

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Ooey Gooey Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1 – 9×13 inch cake
These Ooey Gooey Bars are soft and fluffy, with a slightly crisp crust, they're sweet, but not too sweet. Basically, they're delicious!
Ooey Gooey Bars
4.39 from 44 votes



  • 1 box yellow cake mix, dry- not prepared
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg


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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter and egg. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  • Pat and press dough evenly over the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking pan. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat and cream the cream cheese. Add the eggs and beat until smooth for a minute or two. Add powdered sugar and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Pour over crust and bake at 350 degrees F for about 25-30 minutes or until done. Do not over bake.
  • When done, remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 457mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g
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