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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Chocolate Cream Cheese ~
Peanut Butter Bars


~Cookie Base and Topping~
1 pouch Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix
3 T vegetable oil
1 T water
1 egg

~Filling~ 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1--8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350F.
Spray bottom only of 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray.
In large bowl, stir cookie base and topping ingredients
until soft dough forms. Shape 6 (1-inch) balls of dough.
On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 2 inches apart;
flatten in crisscross pattern with fork. Press remaining
dough in pan. Bake cookies and base 10 - 12 minutes or
until edges are light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Reserve
cookies for topping. In small microwavable bowl, microwave
chocolate chips and butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1
minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted
and stirred smooth. Spread evenly over bars. Refrigerate
until firm, about 30 minutes. In medium bowl, beat cream
cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and whipping cream
with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high
speed about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread over
chocolate layer Crush reserved cookies; sprinkle over cream
cheese layer. Press in lightly. Refrigerate until set,
about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.
Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 36 bars

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For gift giving package cookies in cellophane bag.
Tie with Christmas ribbon and small ornament. Add
gift tag. Can also be added to a gift basket.


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