chocolate cream cheese bars

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Sheila Lubiansky
from Winnipeg, MB

A rich and creamy bar with a crunchy chocolate crust. Peanuts give the crust it's crunch and cream cheese is what gives it it's creamy smooth center.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 24
prep time 35 Min

Ingredients For chocolate cream cheese bars

  • 1
    cup butter, divided
  • 1
    cup chocolate chips-semi sweet, divided
  • 1 1/2
    cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2
    cup peanuts-unsalted dry roasted and chopped
  • 16 oz.
    cream cheese-softened
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract

How To Make chocolate cream cheese bars

  • 1
    In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 3/4 cup butter and 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips. Stir until smooth. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and peanuts. Press this into a buttered 9x13 pan Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Spread this over the bottom layer Melt the remaining 2/3 cup of chocolate chips until smooth.
  • 3
    Carefully spread this over the cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into 24 squares and serve.

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