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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

 Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars
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
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,

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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.