Cream Cheese Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Challenge Cream Cheese is baked between golden, peanut buttery layers of chocolate-chip cookie dough. Beautiful when sliced into squares, or take things up a notch and serve this delicious dessert topped with ice cream and drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce.
- 4 (7.2 ounce) packets Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
- ¾ cup (1½ sticks) Challenge Butter, melted
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 (8 ounce) packages Challenge Cream Cheese, softened
- 1¼ cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- ¼ cup flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
1Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom of a Good Cook 9x13” baking pan with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
2In a large bowl, mix together all four packets of Peanut Butter Cookie Mix, melted Challenge butter, and one egg. Add in chocolate chips, and press one half of the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
3In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat together Challenge Cream Cheese, powdered sugar, two eggs, and vanilla. Drizzle this mixture on top of the cookie crust. Use a spatula to spread cream cheese mixture evenly across the pan.
4Add flour and granulated sugar to the remaining cookie dough. Mix together until crumbly. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the cream cheese layer, covering the cream cheese with the crumbled cookie dough. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the edges of the cookie bars are golden brown and the center is no longer jiggly.
5Remove and allow to cool completely before slicing. Cool the bars in the fridge for best results.
6If desired, top with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and caramel sauce.