November 20, 2010

Broadway Brownie Bars

Prep: 20 mins. + Chilling, Bake: 30 mins., 30 Bars.

Filling:
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup. sugar
1/4 cup. butter, softened
2 tbsp. flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Brownie:
1/2 cup. butter
1 square(1oz)unsweetened chocolate
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup. sugar
1 cup. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup. chopped walnuts

Topping:
1 cup (6oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup. chopped walnuts
2 cups. miniature marshmallows

Frosting:
1/4 cup. butter
1/4 cup. milk
2 oz. cream cheese
1 square (1oz) unsweetened chocolate
3 cups. confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

   In a small mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients until smooth; set aside.
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter and chocolate. Remove from the heat and cool. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Add the sugar, flour, baking powder and nuts, stirring until blended.
   Spread batter in a 13x9x2-inch. pan. coated with nonstick cooking spray. Spread filling over batter. For topping,  in small bowl, combine the chocolate chips and nuts; sprinkle over filling.
    Bake at 350F. for about 28 minutes or until almost set. Sprinkle with marshmallows; bake 2 minutes longer.
    For frosting, in a  medium saucepan, heat butter, milk, cream cheese and chocolate until melted, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla. Immediately drizzle over marshmallows. Chill we; cut into bars.

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