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Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

 Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
I learned to bake and cook from my mother. I grew up in a family of 12 and we all had chores to do - mine was to help prepare the meals. The more I cooked, the more I enjoyed it. Now it's my favorite hobby.
72 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the water, butter and chocolate; cook
  • and stir over low heat until smooth. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and
  • salt. Add eggs and sour cream; beat on low speed just until
  • combined. Stir in chocolate mixture until smooth.

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Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla; set
  • aside. Spread chocolate batter into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x
  • 1-in. baking pan. Drop cream cheese mixture by tablespoonfuls over
  • batter; cut through the batter with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with
  • chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
  • Yield: about 6 dozen.