Chocolate Layer Bars

Anita Hoffman

By
@scent4U

This luscious chocolate dessert has an almond-flavored shortbread type crust and topping and a chocolate cream cheese layer with walnuts and almond flavoring. Great dessert for entertaining.
Recipe and photo adapted from Can't Stay Out Of The Kitchen.


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Serves:

24 bars

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
(12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 pkg
(8 ounces) cream cheese
1 can(s)
(5.3 ounce) evaporated milk
1 c
walnuts, chopped
1 tsp
almond extract
1/2 c
sugar
3 c
flour, unbleached, unsifted
1-1/2 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
2
eggs
1 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
baking powder
1 c
butter, softened

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine chocolate chips, cream cheese and evaporated milk and 1/2 cup sugar in medium saucepan.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
Remove from heat; stir in walnuts and 1 teaspoon almond extract.
Blend well; set aside.
2
Soften butter and place in large mixing bowl.
Add 1-1/2 cups sugar, salt, eggs, remaining 1 teaspoon almond extract, baking powder and mix with electric mixer until creamy.
Stir in flour with wooden spoon until soft crumbs form.
3
Press half of flour mixture into a greased 9 X 13 inch pan; spread with chocolate mixture.
Sprinkle rest of crumb mixture over filling.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool; cut into bars.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American