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Fudge Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Fudge Bars, by , is from The Siegel Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ruth Johnson
Added: Sunday, October 12, 2008


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 oz. (1 square) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup chopped nuts, optional
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened (reserve 2 oz. for frosting)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 T. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
6-oz. pkg. (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips, if desired
1/4 cup chopped nuts, optional

2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup milk
1 oz. (1 square) unsweetened chocolate
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 9x13-inch pan. In large saucepan, over low heat, melt butter and chocolate. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add remaining base ingredients; mix well. Spread in prepared pan.
In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except nuts and chocolate chips. Beat 1 minute at medium speed until smooth and fluffy; stir in nuts. Spread over chocolate mixture; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips (if using). Bake at 350 for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over top. Return to oven; bake 2 minutes longer.
In large saucepan, over low heat, melt 1/4 cup butter, 1 oz. chocolate, reserved 2 oz. cream cheese and milk. Remove from heat; stir in remaining frosting ingredients until smooth. Immediately pour frosting over marshmallows and lightly swirl with knife to marble. Chill until firm; cut into bars. 36 bars.




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