Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
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!
- 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
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.
2.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
3.  In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Spread this over the bottom layer.
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.

What did you cook up this week? 
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Mrs. Jen B said...

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?

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

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

Red Door Kitchen said...

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

Thank you for hosting :)

alicia said...

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!

Jill said...

I shared my GF Zucchini Pancakes with a video!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

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

Aimee said...

Yum, those look great. THanks for hosting,

Smile Steady said...

Oh my word, these sound amazing!

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

Wonderful dessert, chocolate and cheesecake are always good together. Thanks for hosting!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

YUM! those look sooo tasty! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Jocelyn said...

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

Mindy said...

Well THAT sounds stinkin' amazing!!!

Val said...

These look incredible........

natasha {schue love} said...

These look SOO good!! Wow!

Sara said...

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

Brandi said...

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

Jennifer said...

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!}

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

Michelle Nichelson Photography said...

That looks deliciousss!

BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

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.

Denise said...

Thanks for hosting !!!!

nancy said...

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

Brittney said...


Sue said...

Oh my goodness, these bars look amazing!

Patty said...

Your bars look amazing! Thanks for hosting!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

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.

AnaLisa said...

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

Daniƫlle said...

I follow you blog , follow you back?

Lisa said...

Alissa - these look delish!!

Toyin O. said...

That looks so good.

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

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

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

One word: YUM!

Life, Food & Cooking said...

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Dolly Daydream said...

They look delicious! mmmm.
I also love your link list!


J Leigh said...

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

Thank you!

Rustique Gal said...

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

Adam Green said...


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


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

Dr. Reginia said...

These look delicious. I may try these really soon.

Kendall Jones said...

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

Live*Laugh*Love said...

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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Lexi said...

Oh wow, these look easy and delicious -- my favorite kind of recipe!
♡ Lexi
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