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Broadway Brownie Bars Recipe

Broadway Brownie Bars Recipe

I named these dessert bars for Broadway because they're a hit every time I serve them. I especially like to make these for the holidays, or for hostess gifts. They're always sure to please any sweet tooth! —Anne Frederick, New Hartford, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • FILLING:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • BROWNIE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In small bowl, combine first six ingredients until smooth; set aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and chocolate. Remove from the heat and let cool. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add sugar, flour, baking powder and nuts, stirring until blended.
  • 3. Spread batter in a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spread filling over batter. For topping, in small bowl, combine chocolate chips and nuts; sprinkle over filling.
  • 4. Bake 28 minutes or until almost set. Sprinkle with marshmallows; bake 2 minutes longer.
  • 5. For frosting, in a large saucepan, heat butter, milk, cream cheese and chocolate until melted; stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Immediately drizzle over marshmallows. Chill well; cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 271 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.