Choco Cheesecake Squares the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
Choco Cheesecake Squares
Makes 16 squares
|1/3||cup butter, softened|
|1/3||cup packed light brown sugar|
|1||cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided|
|1/2||cup chopped pecans (optional)|
|1||cup semisweet chocolate chips|
|1||package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened|
|1/4||cup granulated sugar|
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add 1 cup flour. Beat until well blended. Stir in pecans, if desired. (Mixture will be crumbly.) Press evenly into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes.
- Place chocolate chips in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring after 1 minute. Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in medium bowl until light and fluffy. Add remaining 1 tablespoon flour, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth. Gradually stir in melted chocolate, mixing well.
- Pour cream cheese mixture over partially baked crust. Return to oven; bake 15 minutes or until set. Remove pan to wire rack; cool completely. Cut into 2-inch squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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