Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's Cold, so I Bake =)

I made this yesterday. Oh.My.Word. Soooo good!


Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars RecipeMakeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars Recipe photo by Taste of HomeRating 4
With an oh-so-chocolaty crust, a crispy, crunchy topping and soft cream cheese filling, these delectable bars are over-the-top indulgent.



  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, flour, cocoa and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping; press remaining crumb mixture into an 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 8-12 minutes or until set.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, egg and vanilla until blended. Pour over crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Top with reserved crumb mixture; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts 1 bar equals 245 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.
Originally published as Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p10
This morning at 7 o'clock it was 5 degrees. So cold. I won't bake again today. It's too hard not to eat what I bake!
Thanks to all who left comments concerning the home showing and our desire to move on with our plans. The home showing got canceled. We were all so bummed, to say the least....especially Christy who spent the day cleaning and getting the house show ready. We heard later that the agent who wanted to show the house to her client, was sick. I think they rescheduled it for tomorrow night. Now they must try to keep the house show hard when you have to live in it also!

 There also is an also Open House scheduled for Sunday from 2-4.

Your continued prayers are so appreciated as we look forward to getting this all behind us.


Theresa said...

Oh my, I will be making these:) I think I have ALL of the ingredients in my pantry and fridge! Sorry about the showing but hopefully it will go well the next time! BIG HUGS and continued prayers!


Make those bars just before they come ... they will buy your house immediately.


Joanne said...

yum yum its looks so good, it would have tasted good on a very cold day. Hope things go better with the scheduled house showing. Pray that you will all be able to be in a new house this year.

Mary Ellen said...

Put some of those bars in Christy & Corey's house for the house showing. I used a vanilla cake candle in my house when I had showings.

Musicaljean said...

Oh, I do pray that Corey and Christy's house will be just what someone is looking for SOON!!

Those bars do look amazing. I don't think I'll look at them again, haha!

Anonymous said...

I love any dessert with cream cheese. We continue to pray for each of you during your home sale/search.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Oh my, Doris, these looked delicious just from the posted photo and would be perfect with a hot cup of coffee on such a cold day. Too bad about the house showing cancellation and hope the rescheduling goes well.
By the way, I tried the balsamic roasted potato recipe you posted last week...we enjoyed it. Thanks.