Magic Bars

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Magic Bars
A.K.A. -a little piece of heaven

  

Magic Bars

Ingredients:

  • {Crust}
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (I used the PB and chocolate swirl chocolate chips!)
  • {Cookie Dough}
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • {Filling}
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

Directions:

{Crust} Preheat oven to 325°.  Butter pan (*I used an 8×11 pan.) Line pan with parchment paper, leaving enough to extend over the sides. Butter the parchment paper.(I didn’t have parchment paper and they came out fine.) Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter until crumbs are moistened. Make sure you mix it well so that the crust isn’t too crumbly. Stir in chocolate chips.Press crust mixture into bottom of pan and 1 inch up sides. Bake for 6 minutes. Set pan on wire rack to cool.

{Cookie Dough} Using an electric mixer , mix butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract at medium speed until smooth. Decrease mixer speed to low and add flour (Add a little at a time. You might not need all the flour. Just add it until the mixture sticks together). Mix just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.
**To me this cookie dough didn’t taste that good by itself… I only ended up putting half the batch on my bars…but next time I think I’ll just go with Pillsbury or Nestle pre-made dough. :)**

{Filling} Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar just until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract, beating just until blended. Pour batter into baked crust. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls over the top of the filling. It will seem like a lot of cookie dough but you want some in every piece. Bake about 30 minutes at 325 degrees, or until set. Transfer to wire rack.
For chocolate topping, melt 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave. *I think it’s easier in the microwave. Put in a zip lock bag in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 30 seconds at a time, mixing within the bag after each interval. Snip off the corner of the bag and drizzle. Add about 1/2 tablespoon of butter if necessary to make chocolate smooth. Drizzle over top of bars. *Next crush your favorite candy bar on top. I chose PB M&Ms. I froze them and used my food chopper to get them pretty small. It made it DELICIOUS!*

Cool bars in pan completely, about an hour…if you can resist!

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Recipe adapted from thegirlwhoateeverything

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*Next crush your favorite candy bar on top. I chose PB M&Ms. I froze them and used my food chopper to get them pretty small. It made it DELICIOUS!*
 
Cool bars in pan completely, about an hour…if you can resist!
Okay now enjoy the MAGIC BARS! They sure are yummy!
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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16 comments on “Magic Bars”

  1. Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess Reply

    This looks fabulous!! I'm definitely going to try this!

  2. I'm just the MOM Reply

    I think I could eat my computer screen lol

  3. Yum! My kids would suck these down fast!

    Following from the Social Parade at Smart and Trendy Moms!

  4. YUMM!! Those look delish! I love PB M&M's :)

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  7. staci @ lizard n ladybug Reply

    wow! Those look GREAT! I may have to try these today with the kids!!

  8. Hungry For Living Reply

    I Heart anything that involves a chocloate sundae!! LOL Happy Follow Friday!! MMmmmmmm

  9. Makalani Adolpho, PLC Reply

    mmmmmm, sounds yummy! gotta try this!

  10. These look delcious! Peanut butter M&Ms are my fav. so we'll be using those too. Because, of course, I will be makign these!

    http://www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

  11. ok, these so good. i just bookmarked so that i can try these. thanks for linking up to my recipe hop.

  12. yum!! just bookmarked this one ;) thank you!!

  13. Loving these crafty ideas, these magic would not last a day in my house with me mostly to blame.
    Love all the photos of projects you've completed.

    new follower from look what I've made ;)

  14. Julie Bagamary Reply

    The magic bars looks especially yummy!

  15. Breezi@ Not Your Average Fairytale Reply

    Those look absolutely AMAZING! I can't wait to try these out!
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  16. ★All Thingz Related★ Reply

    Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #14! ~Bridgette

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