Double Chocolate Bar Cookies

Posted by: Deborah 10-23-99 12:13 AM

Double Chocolate Bar Cookies

Cookie Base:
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 oz. square unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Filling:
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened (reserve 2 oz.)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 stick butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chopped nuts
6 oz. semisweet chocolate pieces

Frosting:
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 (1 oz.) square unsweetened chocolate
Reserved 2 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 lb. pkg. confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Melt butter and chocolate together, add remaining ingredients, mix well. Spread in greased and floured 9x13 pan.

Filling: combine 6 oz. cream cheese with next five ingredients; blend until smooth and fluffy. Stir in nuts, spread over chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with semisweet chocolate pieces.

Bake for 30 minutes or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Frosting: Sprinkle baked mixture with marshmallows and bake 2 minutes longer. Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate together over low heat and add reserved cream cheese and milk. Stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla until smooth. Immediately pour over marshmallows and swirl together. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 36 bars.



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