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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

Lower in fat and calories than you might ever guess, these sweet bars couldn’t be easier to whip up, boast a great chocolaty flavor, and make a fun, quick dessert to bring to parties or serve to company! Jennifer Rafferty - Milford, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oil and egg. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set.
  • 2. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add egg; beat well. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and reserved crumb mixture.
  • 3. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 187 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.