Tuesday, October 16, 2012

{Try It Tuesday} Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

{Try It Tuesday} is my way of documenting my successes {and failures} of doing some of the millions 700+ pins that I have on Pinterest.  Right now, it's mostly recipes, but I'll be trying out some of the crafts, handy tips, and more that I've discovered too!

Before you read any further, I need to post a full disclosure.  Now for the small print.  Do not try this recipe if you don't want to consume an extra 500 calories, if you are not making it to share at a party or get together, if you have poor will power, or if you don't want to eat the most delicious dessert ever.  May cause repeat trips to the refrigerator, multiple dirty knives from cutting more and more pieces, an extra 5 pounds in three days, day dreams about rich, creamy bars, and family arguments over who gets the last piece.

Now that that's out of the way, we can continue :)  The hubby was a skeptic.  Though he loves chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake, he was turned off by the idea of them together.  He ate his words and loved it as much as I did.  So much that we've made them twice and barely shared with the kids and finished the whole pan off in 2-3 days each time.

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
recipe from Heat Oven to 350

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup softening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips {mini ones were best!}

1 block cream cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix butter, shortening, sugars, vanilla, salt, and vinegar.  Beat in the egg.  Add baking soda and flour and mix well.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Split this dough in two equal portions.

Mix cheesecake ingredients:  cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla.

Spread half of the chocolate chip cookie dough into a 9"x13" sheet pan. Feel free to roll up your sleeves and use your hands; it's much easier that way.  Spread the cheesecake mixture over the top.  

Next take the second portion of the dough and make thin "patties" in your hands.  Spread them over the top as close together as you can while still covering the whole top.  They likely won't be touching, but don't worry, the dough will spread nicely.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.  Allow to completely cool and refrigerate.

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5 comments:

  1. Oh my...two of my absolute favorites in one bar! I"m totally going to make these! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us readers :)

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  2. OMG - pinning! I love chocolate chips and cheesecake too! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

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  3. Yummo! these look soooo good! would you come link them up at our friday recipe link up party? I'd be so honored if you did. http://www.katieslanguagecafe.com/2012/10/french-cuisine-fridays-recipe-link-up-4.html

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  4. Oh my GOSH! I so want one of these right now!

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  5. I have everything but the cider, and I'm going to get it so I can try these tomorrow lol. Anything cheesecake gets me every time. Found you at Sundae Scoop.

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