photograph by Matt Hulsman

For the crust:
1 yellow cake mix
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 stick margarine or butter
1 cup pecans, chopped

For the filling:
1 (1-pound) box confectioners’ sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs

For the crust: Mix ingredients together, and press in the bottom of a 9-inch x 13-inch pan.

For the filling: Mix ingredients thoroughly until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake in preheated oven at 350Âș for 35 to 45 minutes. Cool, and cut into bars.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.