Yum 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 when I was in high school and on my way into work I sampled some blonde brownies and they were Yum Yum bars. Obviously I 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 Recipe
Base layer ingredients:
1 pkg Yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
Mix the cake mix, butter, and eggs together. Spread in greased 9×13 pan. The batter will be thick.