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Orange Chess Bars

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The citrus splash in the crust of the Duncan Hines Orange Supreme Cake Mix is complemented by a rich cream cheese topping. These Orange Chess Bars are fabulous for any occasion.

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Servings: Makes about 24 bars.
  • Difficulty: Super Simple
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  • Crust:
  • 1 package Signature Orange Cake Mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • Toppings:
  • 1 lb confectioner's sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. grated orange peel

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 13"x 9" baking pan.
  2. For crust, combine cake mix, oil and pecans in large bowl. Stir until blended (mixture will be crumbly). Press in bottom of prepared pan.
  3. For topping, combine confectioners' sugar and cream cheese in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until blended. Add eggs and orange peel. Beat at low speed until blended. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until topping is set. Cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Cut into bars.

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When you bake cupcakes even though the pkg. may say to take then out after they cool use a toothpick on one side of the cupcakes and balance it with the other hand. I hope this helps!

Stupid instructions on box

Stupid instructions on box

On your caramel turtle brownie box, step 2 says mix, stir, & then bake immediately, BUT you need to go to step 3 to put the caramel into the raw batter before going to step 4 which is bake. DUH! Gets better editor!

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