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Broadway Brownie Bars

 Broadway Brownie Bars
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
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • FILLING:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • BROWNIE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached 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

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Broadway Brownie Bars (continued)

Ingredients (continued)

  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In small bowl, combine first six
  • ingredients until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and chocolate.
  • Remove from heat and cool. Stir in eggs, and vanilla. Add sugar,
  • flour, baking powder and nuts, stirring until blended.
  • 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.
  • Bake 28 minutes or until almost set. Sprinkle with marshmallows; bake
  • 2 minutes longer.
  • 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.