Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chocolate Layer Bars

I am continually surprised at how quickly our cookie jars are empty and the the tasty goodies we put under the cake dome disappear.  The Swiss tradition of afternoon coffee is alive and well here! Today's bars had everyone raving, maybe because they were still warm when they went onto the cake plate and the kitchen offered the enticing smell of warm chocolate, but I will say that they are easy and one of my favorites. Make them and freeze them for later use as they hold well.



 INGREDIENTS
  
 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 8oz package cream cheese
2/3 cup evaporated milk

3 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp almond extract

 DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 375F
Spray a 9X13 baking pan with Pam

Combine chocolate chips, cream cheese and evaporate milk in a saucepan.
Cook over low heat stirring until the chips are melted.
Combine remaining ingredients in a food processor.
Blend on low speed until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Press half of the mixture into  the baking pan.
Bake the crust for 12-15  minutes
Remove from the oven and spread the chocolate cream over the crust.
Crumble the remaining crumb/crust mixture over the top of the chocolate.
Return to the oven and bake 25-30 minutes until the top crumbs and golden brown.
Cool and cut into small squares

Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast
http://www.swisswoods.com
Debbie Mosimann

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3 comments:

  1. Hey nice recipe with less effort. I love the chocolate cookies but whenever I tried to bake it, it got dry. I'll surely try yours.

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  2. Do you think the sweetness of cookies can maintain with semi-sweet chocolate chips???

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    1. The semi sweet chocolate chips give this a really nice flavor. Milk chocolate chocolate chips would tend to be too sweet. Enjoy and let us know how they turn out for you!

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