Thursday, May 2, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cheese Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheese Bars
Shared on Mom's Pantry Blog's Facebook Page

3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup self rising flour
1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans


2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans. Set aside a third of the dough for topping. Press remaining dough into a greased 13in x 9in x 2in baking pan. Bake @350 for 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix all of the Filling ingredients together. Spoon over crust. Crumble reserved dough over the cream cheese filling. Bake @350 for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cover any leftovers and store in refrigerator.

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