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Chocolate Cheese Layered Bars Recipe
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Chocolate Cheese Layered Bars Recipe

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These rich and chocolaty bars are a hit at church and family gatherings. Folks love the chocolate and cream cheese layers.—Sharon Schaa, Murray, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • CHEESE LAYER:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 330 calories, 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in chocolate and vanilla until well blended. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into chocolate mixture. Fold in pecans. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. In another large bowl, combine cream cheese and butter. Beat in the sugar, egg, flour and vanilla until well combined. Fold in pecans. Spread over the chocolate layer; sprinkle with chips.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until edges pull away from sides of pan. Sprinkle with marshmallow; bake 2 minutes longer or until puffed. Spread evenly over cream cheese layer. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a large saucepan, combine first four topping ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Cheese Layered Bars in Country Woman January/February 2002, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 330 calories, 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"Wonder if these would freeze well? they sound so delicious!!"

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Easy to make and soooo good!!!!"

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2008

"These are sooooo incredibly delicious. I will be making these for every get-together and picnic. They took me way longer than 20 minutes prep time the first time I made them though. But they were worth all the extra time."

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