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Cream Cheese Streusel Bars

 Cream Cheese Streusel Bars
A crisp topping, an oh-so-chocolaty crust and a soft cream cheese filling make these delectable bars over-the-top indulgent. This recipe comes together in not time and everyone loves it.—Janet Coops, Duarte, California
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar, cocoa and
  • salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup for topping;
  • press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking
  • pan. Bake at 325° for 8-12 minutes or until set.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, egg and vanilla until
  • blended. Pour over crust; top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for
  • 20-25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in
  • the refrigerator. Yield: 15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 359 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.