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Vacuum Cleaner Bars

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  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix (without pudding)
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecan


  1. Combine butter, cake mix and one egg. Stir together until dry ingredients are moistened.
  2. Pat mixture into bottom of well-greased 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees F.
  4. Beat remaining two eggs lightly, then beat in cream cheese and confectioners' sugar.
  5. Stir in coconut and nuts.
  6. Pour over mixture in jellyroll pan.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool to room temperature before cutting into squares.