Decidedly Decadent Chocolate Cheese Layered Bars

“Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients and directions...one thing at a time. Well-worth the effort, you'll reap garlands of praise for this one. HINT: Buy one 8-oz pkg cream cheese and divide as needed. YOO-HOO: Cooking time does NOT include cooling and chilling time--plan accordingly. :-)”
READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
24 bars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350; set out a 13x9 pan.
  2. BOTTOM LAYER: Cream butter & sugar; add eggs, chocolate & vanilla--beat until smooth.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour and b. powder; stir into butter-sugar mixture, fold in nuts.
  4. Pour into 13x9 pan; set aside.
  5. CHEESE LAYER: In a mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese & butter; beat in the sugar, egg, flour & vanilla, mixing well. Fold in pecans.
  6. Spread this mixture over the bottom layer (gently!); sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  7. Pop into oven for 20-25 minutes (edges pull away from sides).
  8. Sprinkle on the marshmallows, bake for 2 more minutes (puffy), then spread marshmallows (use a buttered spatula); cool on a wire rack.
  9. TOPPING: In a saucepan, combine butter, cream cheese, chocolate and milk; cook over low heat until smooth; transfer to a mixing bowl.
  10. Add powdered sugar and vanilla--beat until smooth; spread over COOLED bars.
  11. Store in fridge.

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