Cheery Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Cheery Cheesecake Cookie Bars

4 bars (1 ounce each)Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2-1/2 cups sugar, divided
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1-3/4 cups (10-ounce package)Mini kisses Milk Chocolate, divided
1/2 cup chopped red or green maraschino cherries
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Few drops red food color (optional)

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13×9×2-inch baking pan.

  2. Place baking chocolate and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 2 to 2-1/2 minutes, stirring after each minute, until mixture is melted. Beat in 2 cups sugar, 3 eggs and vanilla until blended. Stir in flour; spread batter into prepared pan.

  3. Beat cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and remaining 1 egg; stir in 1-1/4 cups Mini Kisses™, cherries, almond extract and red food color, if desired. Drop by spoonfuls over top of chocolate mixture in pan.

  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or just until set. Remove from oven; immediately sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Mini Kisses™ over top. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into bars. Cover; refrigerate leftover bars.

Looks delicious. Im gonnna try it out. Thanks for the post

You’re welcome.