Gooey Butter Bars and Pitch Perfect 2

Gooey Butter Bars and Pitch Perfect 2

The perfect treat to take to girls’ night. And you know what goes down well with butter and sugar? A good ole accapella jam.

gooey butter bars paula deen recipe

First things first, did you see the first Pitch Perfect? My husband and I LOVED it. I thought of having a girls’ night when the second one came out, but my lover put on a sad face, determined to watch it with me. We missed it in theatres, so we were stoked when it came out on video and we could plan a date night around it.

This weekend, we invited some friends over, {making sure of course that they saw and liked the first one too} and we watched Pitch Perfect 2 with them. (I just went for the 2 Blue-Ray Combo from Walmart.) It was such a fun movie to watch with friends!

We died laughing. I have to say, the second one is SO HILARIOUS. I don’t know if it was the company, or the fun night we were already having, but I laughed more than I have watching a movie in a long time. After it ended, and I realized that Elizabeth Banks directed it, I wasn’t surprised. Dang it, that woman knows her timing!

I also wanted to be sure we had a naughty dessert we could serve our friends during the movie. I literally scoured pinterest, and found a recipe that made me sing, you know, so it would fit our theme and all.

These Gooey Butter Bars had me drooling when I first saw them in photo-form, and I was on board when they said 5 ingredients! {I literally sang “UPGRADE!” Now we’re talkin. I think the original recipe was a Paula Deen, but this one has been all over and back. Just be sure to save it. This would make for such a fun girls’ night treat too. Movie included!  After you make it once, you’ll have it memorized, so you can just go grab the 5 ingredients on your way over to girls’ night, make it there, and be an instant rock star. Sure, tons of sugar, but isn’t that what girls’ night is about?

pitch perfect and butter bars

These butter bars take a yellow cake mix and some eggs and butter, then press it into a pan and pour the naughty gooey part sugar, cream cheese, and eggs over the top and bake. It’s literally the easiest thing I have made for dessert in a long time. And, for the record, it made us all sing too. Or that may have been Fat Amy.

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Gooey Butter Bars


  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup {1 stick} butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb bag of powdered sugar

what to do

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine cake mix with 1 egg and melted butter, then press into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. Combine the remaining 2 eggs with the softened cream cheese and add the powdered sugar until incorporated and creamy. Pour mixture over the cake in the pan. Bake at 300 for 30-35 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Let cool completely before cutting. {The center may remain a bit jiggly but will complete cooking in the pan and solid up by the time it cools.}

gooey butter bars paula deen recipe

Be sure and head to Walmart to grab the exclusive Pitch Perfect 2 Blu-Ray/Soundtrack combo pack. Soundtrack includes some of my favorite songs from Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 (while supplies last).

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ThePitchesatWMT

Gooey Butter Bars- 5 Ingredient recipe like Paula Deens and so easy!


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our [mostly] healthy food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

7 comments on Gooey Butter Bars and Pitch Perfect 2

  1. Amber | Cupcakes and Coffee Grounds
    September 28, 2015 at 8:29 am (3 years ago)

    Yummy!! We just watched Pitch Perfect 2 this weekend. It would have been nice to have these tasty bars to accompany it!!

  2. Yaya
    September 28, 2015 at 9:08 am (3 years ago)

    These look sooooo good and are probably not the type of recipes I should be looking at during my week of no sugar. Pinning this recipe for later

  3. kristen
    September 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm (3 years ago)

    cake and pitch perfect, this is my ideal night! Thanks for sharing, these look amazing!

  4. Kam Kay
    September 28, 2015 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    OMG! These look super delicious.

  5. Allison Gallagher
    September 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Totally going to try out this recipe..looks delicious 🙂

  6. Camile
    October 1, 2015 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

    These look and sound delicious! I’m pinning this to my dessert board!