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Double Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Servings: 9 x13" baking dish

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature

For the chocolate cheesecake layer:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate coarsley chopped and melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

For the pecan layer:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • Caramel sauce for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 13×9? baking pan with foil and grease or spray with cooking spray.
  • In medium bowl, combine the flour and 3/4 cup of brown sugar.
  • Cut in softened butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • In bowl with electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth.
  • Add 1 egg and beat until combined.
  • Stir in melted and cooled chocolate and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  • Pour over baked crust.
  • Bake 15 more minutes, then allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle dark chocolate chips over chocolate cheesecake layer.
  • In another bowl, whisk together brown sugar, corn syrup, melted butter and 3 eggs. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans.
  • Pour this over chocolate chips and baked cream cheese mixture, then bake for 40-45 more minutes, or until center is set.
  • Cool completely in pan.
  • Once cooled, cut into squares.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce (optional but delicious) and serve.