Thursday, November 12, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

Just a few days ago Meloday on Cheat Day Cafe posted this recipe with such tempting photos that I couldn't stop thinking about. I was at the store when I remembered that I wanted to make these. I hadn't written down the ingredients so I bought a chocolate fudge cake mix. I think I might use that kind again next time, but I'm sure it's good with the German chocolate too.

I did add almond extract to the cream cheese mixture cause I like it. For some reason I've been in the mood for caramel lately so just on my piece (Alex and Elisa can't have caramel due to braces and Sabrina didn't eat any) I drizzled some caramel. I tried a small sliver without the caramel and then my small piece with caramel. They are both outstanding!! So easy, but so good. Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

1 (18-1/4-oz.) pkg. German chocolate cake mix
1/3 c. canola oil
1 egg
1 (8-oz.) pkg. reduced-fat cream cheese
1/3 c. sugar
1 egg
1 c. miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oil and egg. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a 9x13-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set.

For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add egg; beat well. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.


  1. I saw these. They did look good but I gotta tell you...I'm with you on the addition of caramel. It just makes everything better. I'm check out that last photo... insane!

    Happy Friday!

  2. How funny you should post this recipe! In the Relief Society newsletter this month, this recipe was in there and I've been dying to try it out!
    I LOVE the carmel idea! Yum! And I hear you can substitute the canola oil for applesauce.

  3. Yes - I think I'd have my piece slathered in caramel as well!

  4. I saw Melody's post on these and now yours, they look fabulous! (And for the record, I think the caramel sounds de-lish!)


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