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Ooey gooey bar dusted with powdered sugar.

Ooey Gooey Butter Bars

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Ooey Gooey Butter Bars are a fun twist on classic gooey butter cake. There’s tons of white chocolate chips added in that make these dessert bars rich, soft, creamy, and buttery!



For the Cake

  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 (15.75- ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

For the Filling

  • 1 (8- ounce) block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 9×13- inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Cake: In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together the butter and cake mix until combined, yet crumbly.
  3. Add in the egg and mix on medium for 1 minute. Batter will be stiff.
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
  5. Sprinkle the white chocolate chips evenly over batter.
  6. Filling: In the same mixing bowl, still fitted with the paddle attachment mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  7. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  8. Pour this evenly over white chocolate chips and spread to edges of pan.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the center is set.
  10. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar.
  11. Let cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.


  • To store. You can store these ooey gooey bars in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I highly suggest warming them up again in the microwave or in the oven to regain that gooey texture!
  • To freeze. Bake the bars according to the recipe instructions, then allow them to cool completely. (Don’t dust the bars with powdered sugar.) Tightly cover the tray with plastic wrap, and then cover it again with aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 30 days.
  • To thaw. When you’re ready to eat them, allow the bars to thaw in the refrigerator, which will take 4-5 hours. I don’t recommend thawing at room temperature due to the cream cheese in the filling.


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 198
  • Sugar: 19.5 g
  • Sodium: 135.4 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.2 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.2 mg
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