A heavenly, rich dessert. They take some time, but they're well worth the wait.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • To Make Crust: Combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 3/4 cup melted chocolate chips in large bowl. Mix well. Press into bottom of ungreased 11 x 7 inch pan. Top with 2 cups peanut butter chips

  • To Make Filling: Beat 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 8 oz. cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Add 1 cup unbleached flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon rum. Blend well. Spread over peanut butter chips.

  • Bake until edges are light brown and set, 35-40 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes.

  • To Make Glaze: Melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips with1 tablespoon rum and 1 teaspoon water in small saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until smooth. Drizzle over filling while warm. Refrigerate 1 hour and cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

427.2 calories; 8.5 g protein; 44.7 g carbohydrates; 36.3 mg cholesterol; 213.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2004
I would have to say these are my most popular request from friends and family. Make sure you use an 11x7 pan and I use a metal frosting spatula that has an indent to spread the cream cheese and it comes out perfect. I do have to bake about 10-15 minutes extra. Make sure you bring to room temp when serving to get the best flavor. Waiting a day will also allow the flavors to mingle. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2006
These were very easy to make but not so spectacular. Very dry tasting and the cream cheese flavor came through as just a hint of sourness instead of a rich cream cheese. I will stick with making a cheese cake next time. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2004
I would have to say these are my most popular request from friends and family. Make sure you use an 11x7 pan and I use a metal frosting spatula that has an indent to spread the cream cheese and it comes out perfect. I do have to bake about 10-15 minutes extra. Make sure you bring to room temp when serving to get the best flavor. Waiting a day will also allow the flavors to mingle. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2004
I would have to say these are my most popular request from friends and family. Make sure you use an 11x7 pan and I use a metal frosting spatula that has an indent to spread the cream cheese and it comes out perfect. I do have to bake about 10-15 minutes extra. Make sure you bring to room temp when serving to get the best flavor. Waiting a day will also allow the flavors to mingle. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2003
Well I think that the author is wrong on both counts. They didn't take THAT long but neither were they THAT good. Of course they were tasty but I expected something "heavenly" and this was a merely mortal taste sensation. Good to try once though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These were great! I really liked the chocolate bottom and the cream cheese filling was wonderful. I found the filling a bit tricky to spread but the rest of it was easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These were absolutley fantastic. I just stirred the peanut butter chips in with cream cheese mixture. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
To serve = Microwave 30 seconds and serve with ice cream it was bangin! I changed the recipe alittle added a dash of soy milk (you can use regular milk) to the crust and cream cheese filling. I really like baking with soy milk because it fluffs up and it made the cream cheese easier to spread. Also I used rum and Creme De Cocoa for both the filling and glaze I just can't get enough chocolate so I also used peanut butter chocolate swirl chips instead of the reg peanut butter ones. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2005
Great and Easy recipe!!! My whole family loved them!! Thanks... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2006
These were very easy to make but not so spectacular. Very dry tasting and the cream cheese flavor came through as just a hint of sourness instead of a rich cream cheese. I will stick with making a cheese cake next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2003
These bars were just okay. Maybe because I did something wrong but they weren't melt in your mouth good. I even made them twice to see if I did something wrong. As far as I can tell I followed the directions to a 'T'. It was also hard to spread the cream cheese filling on top of the peanut butter chips. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2003
Too weird. Felt funny smelled funny....maybe i did something wrong! Read More
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