Pure vanilla and chocolate are two favorite flavors. This terrific dessert, with an updated, thinner crust, makes a perfect solution to any holiday get-together when you don’t have time to shape and bake individual cookies. The dark chocolate drizzled over the top makes an elegant statement.
Makes 24 (1 bar) servings.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
Preheat oven to 350 F. For the Crust, beat all ingredients in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until crumbly. Press into bottom of lightly greased 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned. For the Topping, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer 2 minutes or until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Pour topping over crust. Return to oven; bake additional 30 to 35 minutes or until topping is set. Melt remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips in small bowl in microwave on HIGH 30 seconds; stir. Microwave additional 10 seconds if not smooth. Drizzle over cooled bars. Refrigerate 1 hour. Cut into 24 squares or cut each square diagonally to make 48 triangles.