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Chocolate Cheese Layered Bars Recipe

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cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 square (1oz.) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
cup pecans, chopped

Cheese Layer:
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
cup butter, softened
cup sugar
1 egg
2 tbsps. all purpose flour
tsp. vanilla extract
cup pecans, chopped
1 cup (6oz,) semi sweet chocolate chips
3 cups miniature marshmallows

cup butter
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 square (1oz.) unsweetened chocolate
2 tbsps. milk
3 cups icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into chocolate mixture. Fold in pecans. Pour into greased 13" x 9" x 2" pan. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and butter. Beat in the sugar, egg, flour and vanilla; mix well. Fold in pecans. Spread over the chocolate layer; sprinkle with chips. Bake 350F for 20-25 minutes or until edges pull away from sides of pan; bake 2 minutes longer or until puffed. Spread evenly over cream cheese layer. Cool on wire rack. In a saucepan, combine butter, cheese, chocolate and milk. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the icing sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread over 24 cooled bars. Store in refrigerator.




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