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Neiman Marcus Bars

Neiman Marcus Bars

Super easy and always a crowd pleaser!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gooey Butter Bars, Neiman Marcus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Chilling and Cooling 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 42 minutes
Servings 24
Cost 5


  • 1 15.25 oz box of yellow or butter flavored cake mix
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened and squishy (almost melted)
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 2/3 cup powdered sugar a little less than a pound
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch metal pan. If you want more edges, divide between two 8 inch square pans. I like to line the pan with foil and grease the foil, but that's completely optional.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 2 room temperature eggs and softened, mushy butter. Beat until smooth. Drop gobs of cake mix mixture into pan. Dampen your fingers with some water and press gently to cover pan evenly.
  • In the same bowl you used for the cake mix (and no need to wash it), beat softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, remaining room temperature eggs and vanilla until smooth. Spread on top of crust mixture.
  • Bake 32-38 minutes until edges are brown and center is set but still a little wobbly. If using two 8 inch square pans, check at 28 minutes.
  • Let cool at room temperature, then chill thoroughly before serving. Neiman Marcus Bars freeze well.