German Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars from Holly Clegg

This simple-to-make recipe combines two popular desserts in one.  Use red and yellow food coloring to make orange for Halloween!

Makes 4 dozen squares


1 (18.25-ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
1 egg
1/3 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners sugar
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 13 × 9 × 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, coconut, and butter. Press into the bot­tom of prepared pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat all remaining ingredients until mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour over mixture in pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.

Nutritional information per serving Calories 108 | Calories from fat 26% | Fat 3 g Saturated Fat 2 g | Cholesterol 11 mg | Sodium 116 mg Carbohydrate 19 g | Dietary Fiber 0 g | Sugars 15 g | Protein 1 g

Diabetic Exchanges1 1/2 carbohydrate | 1/2 fat