Chocolate Chess Squares Recipe



We get asked all the time what our favorite recipes are. I won’t lie – am definitely the type to play favorites, especially when it comes to dessert! One of our most popular recipes are our Cheesecake Chess Squares. I don’t think I have ever made them and given them to someone without them asking for the recipe! They are amazing. The other day, I was craving something a little more chocolatey, so I decided to combine the best of both worlds, and these beautiful babies were born.

You can’t tell from the picture, but it’s an extreme close up. Why? Because I literally had three 1-inch squares left when I remembered to take a picture of them! I was too distracted by the taste (don’t worry – I shared!). 🙂

related recipe:Be sure to try this easy and delicious LAYERED CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE. Feeds a crowd!


Serves: 15

Chocolate Chess Squares

Chocolate on bottom, cream-cheesy goodness on top. These bars are a HOME RUN.

10 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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  • 1 (15.25 ounce) chocolate cake mix (I used devil's food)
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13" pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the chocolate cake mix, melted butter, and one egg until it forms a soft dough. Press this mixture into the bottom of the 9x13" pan.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, cocoa, and remaining two eggs until smooth. Pour over top the cake mixture.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the tops and edges start to crack and turn a more golden brown.



5468 cal


172 g


975 g


54 g
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