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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Bars

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"A heavenly, rich dessert. They take some time, but they're well worth the wait."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. To Make Crust: Combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 3/4 cup melted chocolate chips in large bowl. Mix well. Press into bottom of ungreased 11 x 7 inch pan. Top with 2 cups peanut butter chips
  3. To Make Filling: Beat 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 8 oz. cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Add 1 cup unbleached flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon rum. Blend well. Spread over peanut butter chips.
  4. Bake until edges are light brown and set, 35-40 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  5. To Make Glaze: Melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips with1 tablespoon rum and 1 teaspoon water in small saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until smooth. Drizzle over filling while warm. Refrigerate 1 hour and cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2004

I would have to say these are my most popular request from friends and family. Make sure you use an 11x7 pan and I use a metal frosting spatula that has an indent to spread the cream cheese and it comes out perfect. I do have to bake about 10-15 minutes extra. Make sure you bring to room temp when serving to get the best flavor. Waiting a day will also allow the flavors to mingle.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 08, 2006

These were very easy to make, but not so spectacular. Very dry tasting, and the cream cheese flavor came through as just a hint of sourness instead of a rich cream cheese. I will stick with making a cheese cake next time.


13 Ratings

Jan 24, 2003

Well, I think that the author is wrong on both counts. They didn't take THAT long, but neither were they THAT good. Of course they were tasty, but I expected something "heavenly", and this was a merely mortal taste sensation. Good to try once, though.

Aug 29, 2002

These were great! I really liked the chocolate bottom, and the cream cheese filling was wonderful. I found the filling a bit tricky to spread, but the rest of it was easy.

Aug 29, 2002

These were absolutley fantastic. I just stirred the peanut butter chips in with cream cheese mixture. Delicious!

Jan 14, 2010

To serve = Microwave 30 seconds and serve with ice cream, it was bangin! I changed the recipe alittle, added a dash of soy milk (you can use regular milk) to the crust and cream cheese filling. I really like baking with soy milk because it fluffs up, and it made the cream cheese easier to spread. Also I used rum and Creme De Cocoa for both the filling and glaze I just can't get enough chocolate so I also used peanut butter chocolate swirl chips instead of the reg peanut butter ones.

Oct 01, 2005

Great and Easy recipe!!! My whole family loved them!! Thanks...

Apr 27, 2009

Excellent & people LOVE them. They are very rich, so cut into small bars and chill for several hours. The most difficult part is cuttinig through the thick cookie crust. A couple of variations I've tried: 1. sub butterscotch chips for peanut butter chips 2. (I didn't read correctly and this was an accident but worked well). Crust: cut flower, sugar & butter together with pastry cutter. Mix in chocolate chips.


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  • Calories
  • 427 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 213 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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