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Chocolate Layer Bars recipe

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
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

  • 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.

    Makes 24 bars.


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    Remove from the oven and spread the coconut over the top in an even layer. Next layer the semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and dark chocolate chips. Evenly drizzle the sweetened condensed milk all over the top. Sprinkle on the chopped cashews. Swoon! I have been craving these bars and your recipe sounds great! Any ideas for swapping out the peanuts for something else? Also, thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!


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