Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Total Time
55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

How could this NOT taste good? Two of my favorite ingredients of all time: chocolate and cheesecake.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350; grease a 13x9 pan; set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine shortening and sugars; add egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (not chips or pecans), add to creamed mixture; fold in chips and nuts.
  4. Set aside one-third of dough (topping); press remaining dough into pan; bake for 8 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; add eggs and vanilla until creamy; spoon over crust.
  6. Drop teaspoons of reserved dough over filling (nicely spaced, please).
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes (lightly golden brown).
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. Cover and store in fridge.

Reviews

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My mother made these for the county fair and shared the left-overs with us. They didn't last long and almost caused a riot among the grandkids as to who got the last one.

Ranelle August 12, 2011

I used 1/2 cup of shortening & next time could use even less - also added a handful of quick oats (and you couldn't even tell they were there) - otherwise, followed this recipe pretty closely & it came out wonderfully! I just crumbled up the remaining cookie dough on top rather than dropping it in spoonfulls & it looked & tasted great! Will definitely make again. Thank you!

wax lion April 18, 2010

While I thought these looked great after baking, I was a bit disappointed with the flavor of them. Don't know if it was the shortening (although I used butter-flavored Crisco) or the need for a little more pronounced flavor by way of vanilla or salt or both, but I think they're missing something. I subbed about 3/4 cup of toffee bits for the nuts in the recipe because I shared them with some non-nut-lovers. They were good, but not great.

Michelle in KY February 13, 2012

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