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Marbled Chocolate Bars Recipe

Marbled Chocolate Bars Recipe

With only four ingredients, these scrumptious chocolate bars with pockets of rich cream cheese are perfect for taking to a potluck. They're quick to assemble, don't need frosting and are easy to transport and serve. Best of all, folks love them!" -Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips, divided


  • 1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls over batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 111 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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khegeman User ID: 2379383 265874
Reviewed May. 12, 2017

"Too gooey. Even tried baking them longer."

mrslmspringer User ID: 2680814 260773
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2017

"cake light yes but light, moist and oh so yummy. My Sunday School class will love them! Thanks, fast, easy and delightfully tasty. will make again, and I also used semi-sweet chips."

PageRD User ID: 5881442 255236
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"I thought these tasted great. However, I was looking for a cookie bar/brownie and these turned out to be cake squares. In addition, the cream cheese sank to the bottom of the bottom so they were really messy. If I made it again, I would either use one less egg or look at a different brand of cake mix."

erinmarie78 User ID: 1623503 243325
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"Oh my, these bars are the best! I can't make them very often though unless it's for a large group of people. If it sits around the house, I will eat the entire pan!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 92195
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"This is a super rich chocolate cake! I did not use all the chocolate chips it called for and it was still so rich. The BEST addition I made to this recipe was adding a flavor liquor to the cream cheese mixture. Everyone loves it! Some notes: You will need a large pan, as it states. Also, because of rich flavor and decadents, cut into SMALL servings."

Skeptican User ID: 5917599 204832
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"The second time I made this years ago, I changed the choc chips to Reeses peanut butter chips. It made a HUGE difference and people always want me to make these - we call them "bad girl brownies!" They are insanely moist and more cake than brownie - leave out an egg if you want them more like brownies."

gparker User ID: 1245472 204831
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"Very easy and very tasty. Grandkids ask for this all the time. The only change I make is I use semi-sweet choc. chips. Turns out great. Will make again and again."

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