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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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I received this recipe from a co-worker who made these heavenly bars for a potluck. Since they combine two favorite flavors—chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake—in one bite, they were a hit with our three grown children. —Jane Nolt, Narvon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture until blended. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.
  2. Set aside a third of the dough for topping. Press remaining dough into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Spoon over crust.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of reserved dough over filling. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars in Country Woman January/February 2001, p29


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jinlorenza
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

"My kids loved these! They kept telling me how yummy they were. I halved the recipe, and forgot to reduce the baking time so they were overdone, but they were still really good! Great idea to combine chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake! I do agree with making sure they have long enough to cool before cutting up and eating. I did not add in the pecans, and I used neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese."

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sd20
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2016

"I made exactly as directed but they came out quite dry. My family was not impressed with them."

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luckischmitz@yahoo.com
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"Super easy and delicious but be sure to make ahead so they can cool long enough to cut nicely. Great for potlucks."

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coolbeans72261
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"these are so good, family favorite, more time consuming than boxed brownie mix but well worth it."

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fallharvest
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"We were given some of these from our neighbors. Awesome!! I have made these several times since. I added a1/4 cup of cocoanut and sub walnuts. Very good!!"

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ohara6
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Family loved this recipe!"

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MrsBurns12
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"Pretty straight forward and easy to make - big hit with the crowd. Would make again."

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jodial66
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"I've made these several times. Everyone loves them."

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CWOCN
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"Turned out great!"

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rudylenak
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"GOOD"

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