Yum Yum Bars

Yum Yum Bars

yum yum bars - aka Texas gold are the most delicious version of blonde brownies you will ever eatYum Yum bars (aka Texas Gold) happen to be a recipe I discovered a long time ago in my all time favorite cookbook, The Wild Wild West: Cookbook Cuisine from the Land of Cactus & Cowboys. It’s a local cookbook from where I’m from, Odessa, Texas. 

Oddly enough, some gals that contributed recipes to this cookbook had a little table set up at the local mall. (Music City Mall) At the time, I worked at an ice skating rink at the mall. This was way back when I was still in high school and on my way into work I sampled some blonde brownies and they were Yum Yum bars. Obviously, I liked them and bought the cookbook. I believe this was 1997.

In my opinion Yum Yum Bars taste a lot like Paula Dean’s Ooey Gooey Bars, but the ingredients are different. These are not quite so rich and they are not near as many calories! I got to eat at Paula Dean’s restaurant in Savannah once and it was amazing, but I did sit there wondering how much sugar I was ingesting. Yum Yum bars

Yum Yum Bars Recipe

Base layer ingredients:

1 pkg Yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
2 eggs


Mix the cake mix, butter, and eggs together. Spread in greased 9×13 pan. The batter will be thick.

Topping ingredients:
8 ounces cream cheese
1 egg
3 cups powdered sugar
Mix cream cheese, egg, and powdered sugar together. Spread on top of cake mixture.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes of until golden brown.
Yum Yum bars
Yum Yum bars
Yum Yum bars
Yum Yum bars are easy to make. You make them with a yellow cake mix. This is also commonly known as Texas Gold.

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By | 2019-04-07T09:22:25-07:00 April 24th, 2012|Dessert, Recipe|2 Comments

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Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.


  1. Liwayway December 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Hi there, how many grams is the butter coz you mention it as a stick

    • Meagan December 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      A stick of butter is 8 tbsps.

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