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I spent yesterday baking with my daughter.

You know.

The daughter and her twin sister who are about to pack their bags and their new rugs and their new dorm essentials and head off to college.

Taking a piece of my heart with them.

I’ve spent the last two months trying to squeeze every minute out of every day and finding the joy in the most ordinary of things like baking the yummiest recipe that was passed down to us from an incredible baker and family friend.

Cream Cheese Nutty Bars.

After you make them? Don’t blink because they will be gone.

And the best part?

Baking yummy recipes like this got even easier.

All thanks to my Walmart+ membership.

Here’s what baking with one of my very favorite people looks like.

(total aside: when did she get taller than me?)

It’s such an easy recipe that has only five ingredients.

Here’s everything you need to make the BEST Cream Cheese Nutty Bars.

And to make it even easier? You can put in a Walmart+ order for all the ingredients.

Walmart+ makes it SO EASY. It’s all right there and ready to go and it’s helping to keep me on track.

And when you combine all these ingredients?

Something yummy that looks just like this shows up.

Here’s the recipe in case you need a little dessert in your life.

The BEST Cream Cheese Nutty Bars

This easy 5-ingredient recipe won't last long on the plate. These bars have layers of cream cheese with a cake mix crust and sprinkled with pecans.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12



  • 1 Duncan Hines Butter Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted


  • 2 8 oz. pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 1firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease and flour 9” x 13” pan
  • Combine base ingredients and press mixture into bottom of pan
  • Combine topping ingredients and spread evenly over base
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are brown and cream cheese topping is set and beginning to brown
  • Refrigerate before cutting
  • Refrigerate leftovers
Keyword Cake mix, Cream Cheese, Nuts, Pecan recipe

The BEST Cream Cheese Nutty Bars

Base: 1 Duncan Hines Butter Cake Mix

¾ c. chopped pecans

¾ c. butter, melted

Topping: 2   8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened

1 c. firmly packed brown sugar

¾ c. chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease and flour 9” x 13” pan
  3. Combine base ingredients and press mixture into bottom of pan
  4. Combine topping ingredients and spread evenly over base
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are brown and cream cheese topping is set and beginning to brown
  6. Refrigerate before cutting
  7. Refrigerate leftovers

Interested in Walmart+?

Here’s the way it works:

You can purchase a monthly membership for $12.95 or a yearly membership for $98 and you get Walmart+ FREE delivery from your store (with a $35 minimum purchase and restrictions apply) with a Walmart+ membership.


That means.

Free delivery on butter.

Free delivery on pecans.

Free delivery on brown sugar and cream cheese and cake mix and flour and anything else you need for an afternoon of baking.

And free delivery on a whole lot more.

So when you want to make a yummy dessert or you are about to run out of paper towels, you don’t have to worry.

Ordering online is just a finger click away.

You can order food items but you can also order all those household essentials you need like napkins and fabric softener and hand soap and even shampoo and conditioner.

But that’s not all. With your Walmart+ membership, you might also get great member prices on gas and the in-store mobile scan & go benefit, too.

If you think this might work for you and you are interested in having groceries show up to your door?

Let’s go.

You can check and see which Walmart+ benefits are available in your area here.

You can sign up for Walmart + here.

It’s a big time saver.


I love, love, LOVE it! I truly do! It makes life easier, saves me money and keeps me focused.

Here’s to making every moment count.

Especially the ones with dessert. 🙂

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  1. Image for Barbara Loyd Barbara Loyd

    Recipe for a LO-CALORIE BANANA PUDDING CAKE. I have lost weight, inspired by you, and like this simple recipe. (I am gluten intolerant, so I use the gluten-free yellow cake mix from Aldi's.) Granbury-Banana Pudding Cake recipe: 2 very ripe bananas (black is best) mashed well, set aside. 1 box yellow cake mix 1 (4 serving size) package of Banana Cream instant pudding mix powder 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup oil Mix all ingredients except bananas, fold them into the batter before baking Pour all into a greased Bundt cake pan or 9 x 13 greased cake pan. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Rest on rack to cool. Remove from Bundt pan onto cake platter or cut into squares in 9 x 13 cake pan.

  2. Image for Cindy Cindy

    These look amazing! I pinned the recipe. I have been thinking about you knowing the twins must be getting ready for Baylor. You have definitely made the best of every moment. I live the memories you make. Reminds me if my mom

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