Cool and Creamy Fudge Bars
4 1-oz. squares unsweetened baking chocolate
½ c. plus 2 T. butter, divided
2 c. sugar
4 eggs, divided
1 t. vanilla extract
1 c. all-purpose flour
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 T. cornstarch
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 t. peppermint extract
Melt chocolate with ½ cup butter in a double boiler. Combine chocolate mixture, sugar, 3 eggs, vanilla, and flour in a large mixing bowl; spread in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. While brownie layer is in oven, beat cream cheese, remaining 2 tablespoons butter and cornstarch until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk, peppermint extract and remaining egg; pour over brownie layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until set. Top with glaze. Cool completely, chill and cut into bars. Makes 40.
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ c. whipping cream
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan; melt over low heat, stirring until thickened.
These were pretty good. I didn't do too well at the layering thing. My bottom layer didn't seem firm enough when I poured the creamy layer on top. They mixed more than layered, but it's all going the same place, right? I wanted them to be more brownie-ish, when in fact they are more fudgy-ish. It makes them more sticky than I expected. But the peppermint was fun and made them very refreshing although rather rich with all the chocolate. Still a good new treat to try out.