Cream cheese cake topped with a sweet ginger sauce and drizzled with chocolate. Meet your new favorite bar.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 60 servings
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened, divided
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla, divided
2-1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 egg s
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2 cups chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
2 oz. (1/2 of 4 oz. pkg.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces
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Let's Make It
Beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup butter, granulated sugar and 2 tsp. vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. Refrigerate 30 min.
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with parchment, with ends of parchment extending over sides. Press cream cheese mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 18 to 20 min. or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter; pour into medium bowl. Add eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup and remaining vanilla; beat with whisk until blended. Stir in nuts and ginger.
Spread nut mixture onto crust. Bake 20 to 25 min. or until topping is firm around edges but still slightly soft in center. Cool completely.
Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over dessert. Let stand until chocolate is firm before cutting dessert into bars.
How to Melt Chocolate in Microwave
Microwave chocolate in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. 10 sec. or until chocolate is completely melted when stirred, stirring after 30 sec.
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Baking is a fun activity for the whole family. Enjoy a walk after making these delicious bars.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.