Park Avenue Bars

Park Avenue Bars  - Wonderful!If you are watching your weight DO NOT make these bars!!   They are so good you cannot stop yourself. 

This recipe is from my friend Debbie.   She is a great cook and is always bringing something good to school.  I e-mailed her and said, ” I want that recipe for whatever  you brought to school last Christmas.  I cannot remember what’s  in it .  I just remember  that it was delicious.”  That gave her alot to go on.  We are  lucky to get this with that kind of information. In spite of my memory Debbie came through for me.   

All right so I am baking these bars with very limited time.  It is 10:00 and I have to take them to my tennis match by 2:00.  Everything that could go wrong does.   I pulled out the cake mix and the use by date had expired by 2 weeks.  Just for me I would have used it, but with my luck no telling what would have happened!! Now a  trip to the grocery.  Thanks goodness I pulled out everything else that I would need including the pan.  Oh, wait there is  NO PAN.   Forgot I had thrown it away.  Just for your information don’t make lasagna in an aluminum pan because after so many years the tomato sauce will eat holes in it.  So GI Joe is off to the store to buy a pan and a cake mix.   He does not shop.  He knows nothing about baking pans.   After 15 minutes on the phone we settle for the heavy duty Wilton pan.   Just remember that when you are baking in a dark pan to turn the oven down 25 degrees.  I didn’t!!  Almost burned!  I did make it to my match on time with the bars and they were enjoyed.

 Thanks to Debbie for the recipe .  Here it is for you to enjoy, too.


1 stick of melted butter

1 stick of melted butter

Butter Recipe Cake Mix

Butter Recipe Cake Mix

1 egg

1 egg

1 cup chopped Pecans

1 cup chopped Pecans

Mix with wooden spoon

Mix with wooden spoon

Place in a 9 x 13 in. pan

Place in a 9 x 13 in. pan

Spread in the pan

Spread in the pan

1 box powdered sugar, 2 eggs, 8 oz cream cheese

1 box powdered sugar, 2 eggs, 8 oz cream cheese

Mix with mixer

Mix with mixer

Pour on top of cake mixture

Pour on top of cake mixture

When using a dark pan like this one make sure that you lower your oven temperature by 25 degrees.  I failed to do this and they were very nearly burned!!!

Park Avenue Bars - Wonderful !

Park Avenue Bars - Wonderful !

Here is the recipe.  Enjoy!

Park Avenue Bars

  • 1 Duncan Hines Butter Yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 box  powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 9 x 13 in. baking dish.  Mix by hand the cake mix, 1 egg, melted butter and chopped pecans.  Press down into bottom of greased baking dish.  Set aside.  Mix well in mixer powdered sugar, 2 eggs, and cream cheese.  Pour on top of crust .  Bake about 40 min. (until the top is golden brown).  Cool before cutting.

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks



Filed under Bar Cookies, Cake, Cookies, Cooking, Dessert, easy, quick, Recipes

26 responses to “Park Avenue Bars

  1. mmm. what an awesome treat 🙂 drool!

  2. Ana

    yummy i really want to try one of these!


  4. ariel smith

    these bars look delicious*! (: i am a total sucker for cream cheese in ANY recipe. yummmmm (:

  5. Jennifer Pham

    This recipe sounds really good. Could we add chocolate if we wanted to add another sweet treat to the recipe?? 🙂

  6. Carly Hart

    These look delicious! Just a thought, do you have to add pecans or could you leave them out? I may have to make these someday!

  7. brandy adams

    that looks awsome i want to try some! i bet they are delicious.

  8. Those look delicious, minus the pecans! I’ll have to make them 🙂

  9. Ashley Kendrick

    So this looked really good. It made me hungry. I like how you add pecans! 🙂

  10. Becca

    These look good, minus the pecans! I bet they’d be good with some chocolate on top too!

  11. Leslie Stewart

    It must have been fun to make! They look great 🙂

  12. Brooke Maryniak

    These bars seem really good! Even though you said they almost burned and everything, they still look great! I think that chocolate would be good with this too! haha

  13. Hanna

    These look fabulous! and they don’t look very hard to make either!

  14. Elizabeth

    The pecans don’t look so appetizing, not a nut kind of person, but the rest sounds good, and fun to make!

  15. blakely

    these look great. im sure theyd be even better with chocolate on them!

  16. Yesica Melchor

    This looks very appetizing! Could we substitute the pecans with a fruit or some other nut?..not a very big fan of pecans.

  17. Erin

    These look amazing. Everyone else is right, chocolate would probably make them even better.

  18. imari daniels

    i have to admitt.. these look pretty good.

  19. Alina Marie!**

    Yummy! (:
    Im gonna go make some of theses whenever i get home tonight (:

  20. Parker

    These have to be the best sounding thing you’ve made yet. I’ve got to try these this weekend.

  21. Ashley Maryniak

    These sound amazing 🙂 I might make some at home!

  22. Well, since the only weight I’m watching is the gaining of it….. I am sure making these would be the right thing to do..

    They look YUMMY! Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Nice recipe, they look great…

  24. taylor roddy

    look delicious 🙂

  25. lindsey hale

    I really do wonder what these taste like. I’m going to have to make these at home and test them out.

  26. Jasmine Jones

    The title “Park Avenue”, grabbed my attention. It seems that you can make these simply w/ cake batter and pecans. I will try this recipe asap, my mom lovesss pecans. 🙂

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