Part of the crumb mixture for these layeredcookie bars is pressed into a baking pan, topped with a creamcheese, chocolate and nut filling and sprinkled with the remainingcrumb mixture and baked.
Recipe: Chocolate Layer Bars
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).Lightly grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish; set aside.
In a saucepan melt together chocolatechips, cream cheese and evaporated milk. Cook over low heat untilmelted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in chopped walnutsand half the almond extract. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar,baking powder and salt. Blend in butter and eggs until crumbly.Stir in remaining almond extract.
Press half of the crumb mixture into pan.Spread chocolate mixture over crumb mixture; then sprinkle remainingcrumb mixture evenly on top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or untilgolden brown. Cool before cutting into 24 bars.
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon almond extract – divided use
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Makes 24 bars.
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