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Chocolate Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Bars, by , is from The Lasley's Favorite Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shanna Lasley
Added: Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Cookie Base and Topping:
1 pouch (1lb. 1.5oz.) Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. water
1 egg
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream

Heat oven to 350. Spray bottom only of 13x9" pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base and topping ingredients until soft dough forms. Shape 6 (1") balls of dough. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 2" apart; flatten in crisscross pattern with fork. Press remaining dough in pan. Bake cookies and base 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes reserve cookies for topping. 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 smooth. Spread evenly over bars. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and whipping cream with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread over chocolate layer. Crush reserved cookies; sprinkle over cream cheese layer. Press in lightly. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.




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