Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 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
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 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.
- 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.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Spoon over crust.
- Drop teaspoonfuls of reserved dough over filling. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition FactsNutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 176 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
May 5, 2019
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.
Jun 18, 2016
I made exactly as directed but they came out quite dry. My family was not impressed with them.
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.
Oct 19, 2013
these are so good, family favorite, more time consuming than boxed brownie mix but well worth it.
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!!
Jun 5, 2013
Family loved this recipe!
Apr 4, 2013
Pretty straight forward and easy to make - big hit with the crowd. Would make again.
Feb 1, 2013
I've made these several times. Everyone loves them.
Oct 10, 2012
Turned out great!