Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars

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Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
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I wanted a quick and simple dessert bar to bring to a family golf outing this weekend.   I searched the internet and found these chocolate cream cheese bars.  They weren't the prettiest dessert I've ever made but they sure did taste good and were super easy to make!
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Ingredients:
- 3/4 cup butter, plus more for greasing of pan
- 1 cup chocolate chips - semi sweet, divided
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup peanuts - unsalted, dry roasted and chopped
- 16 ounces cream cheese - softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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1.  In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 3/4 cups of butter and 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.  Stir in graham cracker crumbs and peanuts.  Press this into a buttered 13x9x2 inch pan.
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2.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
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3.  In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Spread this over the bottom layer.
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4.  Melt the remaining 2/3 cup of chocolate chips until smooth.  Carefully spread this over the cream cheese layer.  Cover and refrigerate until set.

5.  Cut into 24 squares and serve.
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What did you cook up this week? 
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41 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm pass them this way, please! You're right, not the most gorgeous but pretty doesn't always mean yummy! ;)

    I promise to link back to my blog as soon as I get to work - can't seem to figure out how to include a link in post via the Wordpress app?

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  2. Your chocolate bars looks so good! Thanks for sharing. I definitely want to give them a try!
    Best,
    Susan

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  3. Those chocolate bars look fantastic - chocolate is always beautiful!!

    Thank you for hosting :)

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  4. Don't know how you do it but time and time again you whip out recipes that I must bookmark. This is no exception. A MUST try!

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  5. HI,
    I shared my GF Zucchini Pancakes with a video!

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  6. Oh wow, those look crazy good! I love desserts that include cream cheese. I definitely need to make these!!

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  7. Alissa,
    Yum, those look great. THanks for hosting,
    Aimee

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  8. Oh my word, these sound amazing!

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  9. Wonderful dessert, chocolate and cheesecake are always good together. Thanks for hosting!
    ~Natasha
    http://33shadesofgreen.blogspot.com/2011/07/tasty-tuesdays-chocolate-cream-cheese.html

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  10. Chocolate + Cheesecake = what not to love!!! These look so delicious. Thank you for hosting!

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  11. Well THAT sounds stinkin' amazing!!!

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  12. These look incredible........

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  13. Wow! I SO did not need to see this post. I'm now drooling all over my desk. Those look incredible!

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  14. These bars would not last long at my house. they look soooo good!

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  15. Thanks for hosting! I love looking through everyone's great recipes, ideas, and projects!

    I linked up my Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Hot Wings!

    I'm hosting a link party..."Fusion Fridays" {Open All Weekend!}
    http://janedeereblog.blogspot.com

    I would love it if you would come by on Friday and link up!

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  16. Wow! This looks so yummy!! I love chocolate and cream cheese! I am new to your site and I'm so excited to follow your posts. Thanks for hosting! I linked up my strawberry lemonade float.

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  17. Those chocalate bars were GOOD but one wasn't enough.
    The wing recipe today sounds good,aren't you making some this weekend ?
    M

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  18. Oh my goodness, these bars look amazing!

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  19. Your bars look amazing! Thanks for hosting!

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  20. It's hard to turn down anything with chocolate. Those bars look really yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe and as always for hosting the party.

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  21. Looks delicious! :) Your welcome for stopping by your blog, and thanks for stopping by mine! xx

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  22. I follow you blog , follow you back?
    petitemoustache.blogspot.com

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  23. Alissa - these look delish!!

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  24. Yum!! I do not have anything to add, but I am enjoying licking my lips!

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  25. I love your blog! Very inspirational for me since I am just starting my own food blog. Maybe you can look at it and give me some pointers. http://wildjennostyle.blogspot.com/


    Thanks!

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  26. These look sooo good and like they might be the death of me, but I'm going to make them anyway!

    Thank you!

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  27. Oh, that pasta and pesto looks good. I think I'm going to ravage my basil patch and make some.
    Have a great week!
    Sherry

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  28. http://adampaulgreen.com/

    I love "chocolate!" "Xocai Healthy Chocolate" is both DIABETIC friendly and CAFFEINE FREE. Contrary to popular belief, “chocolate is quite low in caffeine.”
    There is less caffeine in a 2 oz bar than you find in your favorite cup of decaf. "Xocai" is also "sweetened with raw cane juice;" which is a “low glycemic sweetener”
    that makes “Xocai Dark Chocolate diabetic friendly.”

    ~Adam Paul Green
    http://mxi.myvoffice.com/cacaopow/

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  29. Holy wow! That looks like an awesome recipe, and you have an awesome blog!

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  30. These look delicious. I may try these really soon.

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  31. Alissa! I made these over the weekend for family and they were just TOO easy and delicious. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  32. just wanted to say I wrote down the Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars & I am deff. going to try them out they look so delicious!

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  33. Oh wow, these look easy and delicious -- my favorite kind of recipe!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

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