Fudgy Chocolate Layer Bars

October 18, 2015
Rich and fudgy Chocolate Layer Bars are so good, no matter how often you make them it won't be often enough.  With their layer of fudgy chocolate-almond filling sandwiched between two layers of buttery crumb crust, these tasty bars are little bites of chocolate heaven!
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You know those family favorite recipes that make appearances over and over and over ... and no matter how many times they're made, the requests for them just keep on rolling in?  Well, these Fudgy Chocolate Layer Bars are one of those  recipes for our family.

Growing up, no matter how often my Mom made these Chocolate Layer Bars, it wasn't often enough.

With their rich-and-fudgy layer of chocolate sandwiched between two layers of almond-laced crumb crust, their simply was no resisting these wonderful bars.

Mom always whipped up a batch ... or two ... at Christmas time.  But believe me, we didn't limit our requests to just the holiday season.  We pretty much begged for these and their deliciousness all year round.

With their rich-and-fudgy layer of chocolate sandwiched between two layers of almond-laced crumb crust, their simply was no resisting these wonderful bars.

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The rich fudgy chocolate layer of these scrumptious bars is made with semi-sweet chocolate chips and cream cheese.  The two are melted together with a little touch of milk.  Slivered almonds are then stirred in for added flavor and a bit of crunch.

This chocolatey goodness is then layered between a buttery-rich crumbly crust.  (If you'd like, add red and green M&Ms to make a festive Christmas Chocolate Layer Bars version.  They're super cute and fun!)

The crust has a bit of almond extract in it, giving a subtle almond flavor that beautifully compliments the chocolate filling.

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The result?

Amazingly-delicious Fudgy Chocolate Layer Bars that will keep them asking for more!  Or, if anyone is like my family ... begging  for more.

Because no matter how often these Chocolate Layer Bars are made, ... believe me ... it won't be often enough.

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chocolate almond layer bars, chocolate fudge bars, chocolate crumb bars
Cookies & Bars
American
Yield: about 24 to 30 bars
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Fudgy Chocolate Layer Bars

Fudgy Chocolate Layer Bars

Rich and fudgy Chocolate Layer Bars are so good, no matter how often you make them it won't be often enough. With their layer of fudgy chocolate-almond filling sandwiched between two layers of buttery crumb crust, these tasty bars are little bites of chocolate heaven!
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 60 M

ingredients:

For the Crust:
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened just slightly {do not substitute margarine}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
For the Chocolate Filling:
  • 12 oz. (2 c.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 c. milk
  • 1 c. slivered almonds

instructions:

How to make Fudgy Chocolate Layer Bars

Prepare the Crust:
  1. Mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder. 
  2. Cut butter into small pieces. With an electric mixer on low speed, blend in almond extract, butter, and eggs. (Mixture will be VERY crumbly ... do not over mix. If mixed together too well, the crust will bake up very hard.)
  3. Put 2/3 of the crumb mixture in the bottom of a greased 9x13" baking dish; pat down very lightly with your fingers. Set aside.
Prepare the Chocolate Filling:
  1. Put cream cheese, chocolate chips, and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute to melt, stirring after 30 seconds. (If not melted, microwave in 20-second intervals until melted.) 
  2. Once melted, stir in almonds.
  3. Pour chocolate filling over prepared crust. 
  4. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly on top.
Bake:
  1. Bake at 350℉ for 40-45 minutes.
  2. Cool completely and cut into small squares. Store in the refrigerator.
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3 comments

  1. These look like a serious winner! Chocolate and cream cheese in the middle? How can you go wrong?!

    Pinned and scheduled to share with my Facebook readers!

    Visiting via Full Plate Thursday!

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  2. This has caught my attention... just looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing! #fullplatethursday

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  3. We will just love your Chocolate Layer Bars! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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