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Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars

December 21, 2015Teresa

Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars are a great option for Christmas Cookie Exchanges and holiday parties. These brownies have it all–chocolate (enuf said!), a cream cheese filling that is not cooked until it’s dry, but instead is left ooey and gooey in the centers. Plus, the crust starts with a cake mix so it’s incredibly easy as well as tasty.

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Ok, any of you who follow my blog know how much I love cookies, brownies and bars. I have over 250 of them posted on this blog! I make them frequently for gifts to give to others. Many times when I make meals for friends, I make cookies for dessert. That’s because most kids will eat cookies over cake or pies. Plus, cookies are usually a lot easier to pack up and take along to any potluck or food fest.

I was talking to the front office staff for our new home builder a couple of weeks ago and one of the guys informed me that I could feel free to bring more cookies to their office any time. 🙂 I’d dropped off goodies on a couple of occasions before. So when I knew we were going to stop by their office, I looked in my pantry to see what I could whip up quickly.

I had been wanting to make this version of Ooey Gooey Bars for a couple of years, since my M&M, Blueberry, Peach, Red Velvet and Peppermint versions all turned out quite well. This is one of those easy recipes with very few ingredients involved. I usually keep all the ingredients stocked in my pantry or refrigerator on a regular basis, so it was no problem whipping it up very quickly.

If you’re looking for a scrumptious brownie or bar-type cookie for your holiday baking, then make Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars a high priority. Everyone is sure to love them. We did.

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Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars are so gooey and delicious you won’t be able stop eating them!

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Every bite will have you drooling.

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Chocolate and cream cheese work incredibly well together in this recipe.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these 6 ingredients.

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Melt butter. Add cake mix and one egg. Stir well to combine.

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Grease a 9×13″ glass baking dish. Press cake mix mixture into prepared baking dish.

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Soften cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and remaining two eggs. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Pour cream cheese mixture over crust layer.

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Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

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Bake at 325 for about 35-45 minutes. Do not overbake or the mixture won’t be moist in the center.

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Allow bars to cool completely before sprinkling with powdered sugar.

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Cut into bars to serve.

Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #blondies are ooey-gooey and so delicious. Wonderful for #holiday parties too. #dessert #chocolate

Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars are great for holiday parties.

Here’s the recipe.

CHOCOLATE CHIP OOEY GOOEY BARS

(My own concoction)

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These irresistible blondies have a cake mix crust, a lovely, gooey cream cheese layer and topped with chocolate chips and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Great for holiday baking and parties.
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Cook Time 35 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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  1. Mix together cake mix, butter and one egg and put in bottom of greased 9 x 13” pan.
  2. Mix two eggs, cream cheese and box of powdered sugar together.
  3. Beat until smooth and pour over crust mixture.
  4. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  5. Bake at 325° for about 35-45 minutes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Ovens vary. Start checking temperature after 30 minutes. You want the middle of the cake to be a little gooey in the center.

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 29g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 8%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

[b]Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
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Serves: 24
These irresistible blondies have a cake mix crust, a lovely, gooey cream cheese layer and topped with chocolate chips and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Great for holiday baking and parties.
Ingredients
  • 1 box of Duncan Hines classic yellow cake mix (or Golden Recipe-Butter Flavor)
  • 1 stick Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs, divided use
  • 1 8-oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb. box of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix together cake mix, butter and one egg and put in bottom of greased 9 x 13” pan.
  2. Mix two eggs, cream cheese and box of powdered sugar together.
  3. Beat until smooth and pour over crust mixture.
  4. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  5. Bake at 325° for about 35-45 minutes.
Notes
Ovens vary. Start checking temperature after 30 minutes. You want the middle of the cake to be a little gooey in the center.
Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #blondies are ooey-gooey and so delicious. Wonderful for #holiday parties too. #dessert #chocolate

Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars should be on your tailgating party menus this fall and winter.

Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #blondies are ooey-gooey and so delicious. Wonderful for #holiday parties too. #dessert #chocolate

If you enjoy gooey blondies, you’ve got to give these a try.

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