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Chocolate-Cream Cheese-Peanut Butter Bars

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Chocolate-Cream Cheese-Peanut Butter Bars
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36
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Who doesn't love the rich and creamy combination of chocolate and peanut butter? Even better, we've added light and fluffy cream cheese to these bars for an out of this world taste sensation! ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 pouch (496 g) Betty Crocker* Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
3 tbsp (60 mL) vegetable oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) water
1 egg
1 1/4 cups (300 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup (50 mL) butter or margarine
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup (150 mL) crunchy or creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup (175 mL) powdered sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray bottom only of 9x13-inch (22x33 cm) pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cookie base and topping ingredients until soft dough forms. Shape six 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls of dough.
  • 3
    On ungreased baking sheet, place balls 2-inches (5 cm) apart; flatten in crisscross pattern with fork.
  • 4
    Press remaining dough in pan. Bake cookies and base 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • 5
    Cool 10 minutes. Reserve cookies for topping.
  • 6
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and stirred smooth.
  • 7
    Spread evenly over bars. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • 8
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, icing sugar and whipping cream with electric mixer on low speed until blended.
  • 9
    Beat on high speed about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread over chocolate layer.
  • 10
    Crush reserved baked cookies; sprinkle over cream cheese layer. Press in lightly.
  • 11
    Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Tip: To soften cream cheese quickly, place in microwaveable bowl on HIGH.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 36
Calories
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12
Saturated Fat
5
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
20
Sodium
1255
Dietary Fiber
0
Sugars
12
Protein
3
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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