Chocolate Layer Bars

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
24 bars
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Chocolate Layer Bars

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine 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.
  • 2Soften 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.
  • 3Press 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.

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About Chocolate Layer Bars

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




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