Pistachio Chess Squares

Posted by on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011


Here they are! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day – Pistachio Chess Squares.  I was a little unsure of my latest creation when I removed them from the oven last night. But the kids barely left enough to photograph.  I was lucky to claim these last two for the camera so I could post and share with you.


  • 1 box butter recipe yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick real butter softened


  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box instant Jello Pistachio Pudding
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavor

Preheat oven to 350 degrees,

Combine cake mix, egg and butter, mix well with electric mixer.  Press mixture into a lightly greased 13×9 pan.

In a large bowl, cream the cheese and butter together with a mixer until smooth and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time and beat after each addition.  Add vanilla and almond flavor and beat well.  Next add powdered sugar and the Jello Pistachio pudding.  Mix well.   Spread cream cheese mixture over crust mixture.  Bake 30-35 minutes.  Center should not be overcooked and remain a little gooey.

Filed in Cookies, Candies, and Squares,St. Patrick's Day | 6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Pistachio Chess Squares”

  1. carolinaheartstringson 16 Mar 2011 at 5:53 am 1

    Tara those look terrific. Cannot wait to try them.

  2. Cherieon 17 Mar 2011 at 6:22 pm 2

    YUM!! YUM!!! These are delicious. I’m serving them at Lfe Group Sunday.

  3. Taraon 18 Mar 2011 at 6:32 am 3

    Hi there Cherie! They were a hit at our house. I may have to make these for Easter too.

  4. Stephanie Dealon 05 Apr 2012 at 12:21 pm 4

    These look great – planning to try them tonight. What would you think about chopping up some pistachio nuts and sprinkling them on top – right before baking??

  5. Taraon 05 Apr 2012 at 12:24 pm 5

    I bet some chopped pistachios one top would be tasty!

  6. Stephanie Dealon 05 Apr 2012 at 1:21 pm 6

    Great – making them tonightl I’ll let you know how they turn out – thanks for sharing!! Love your blog.