Rich chocolate chip bars

    1 hour

    These bars are perfect for those with a sweet tooth. A cake base is topped with chocolate chips and a sweetened cream cheese layer.

    40 people made this

    Makes: 24 bars

    • For the Base
    • 520g sponge cake mix
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 340g plain chocolate chips
    • For the Topping
    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 450g icing sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease a 20x30cm tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cake mix, 1 egg and butter until well blended. The batter will be stiff. Crumble and press into the prepared tin. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over and press them into the base slightly.
    3. For the topping, beat the cream cheese, icing sugar, 3 eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Spread over the chocolate chip layer.
    4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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    Reviews in English (36)


    I like the taste and blend of the crust ingredients. However, the topping was too thin and would not set after baking. I would suggest baking the crust/chocolate chips, p/nut butter chips first then after cooling add a cream cheese topping, maybe Cool Whip and cream cheese/sugar blended together. Maybe shave some chocolate on top for ganish or sprinkle w/mini-chips.  -  26 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I did an ingredient search for a few items I had on hand and this recipe came up. I was shocked how much XXX sugar it asked for, so I used only 1/3 of a box when other reviews said it was so sweet. I also took their advice and used only half the chocolate chips. My only problem was I had no cake mix, so I used a packaged muffin mix, and it did fine. The cooking time and oven temp is not right, and I bumped it up to 325 like the others did. The consistancy is good and I had no problems with runniness. But would have liked a denser cream cheese -- this is a bit spongy. I am giving this only two stars because I had to change the recipe for it to come out right, on the advice of the other reviews. Taste is okay but nothing special-- won't make them again.  -  08 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I just made this for Easter. It was not a big hit. I hated the crust since I hate box cake mix. I had to bake it longer like the others said. Sorry it was not good.  -  09 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)