Chocolate-Cream Cheese-Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate-Cream Cheese-Peanut Butter Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2006! Surprise! Baked and crumbled cookies top a fluffy, light cream cheese layer in favorite-flavored cookie bars.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

2:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

bars

Cookie Base and Topping
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
Filling
1 1/4
cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2/3
cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup whipping cream
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base and topping ingredients until soft dough forms. Shape 6 (1-inch) balls of dough. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 2 inches apart; flatten in crisscross pattern with fork.
  2. Press remaining dough in pan. Bake cookies and base 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Reserve cookies for topping.
  3. 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. Spread evenly over bars. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Makes 36 bars
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Did You Know?
This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2006 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!
Success
Use a wet, clean knife to cut bars easily.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 125mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.