Chocolate-Cream Cheese-Peanut Butter Bars (Cookie Mix)

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 36 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Cookie Base and Topping
  • 1
    (17 1/2 ounce) envelope betty crocker peanut butter cookie dough (mix)
  • 3
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1
    tablespoon water
  • 1
  • Filling
  • 1 14
    cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14
    cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 23
  • 34
  • 12
    cup whipping cream
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, stir cookie base and topping ingredients until soft dough forms.
  • Shape 6 (1-inch) balls of dough.
  • On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 2 inches apart; flatten in crisscross pattern with fork.
  • Then with the remaining cookie dough, press into 9 X 13 inch pan.
  • Bake cookies and base 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Reserve the 6 cookies for topping.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and butter uncovered on high 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and stirred smooth.
  • Spread evenly over bars.
  • Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and whipping cream with electric mixer on low speed until blended.
  • Beat on high speed about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Spread over chocolate layer.
  • Crush reserved cookies; sprinkle over cream cheese layer.
  • Press in lightly.
  • Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  • For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.
  • Store covered in refrigerator.
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