Wednesday, January 25, 2012

cheesecake chocolate chips bars, and a mini makeover...

Hello everyone !! Well it's been a little while since my last post. So let's not wait another moment and go right to it. I made my next recipe at a GNO last week and I had a lot of demands for the recipe so here we go. Those bars come with a warning though, they are highly addictive and highly high in calories !!!! So make then at your own risks.

Preheat oven to 325°. Butter a 9″-square baking pan. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving enough to extend over the sides. Butter the parchment paper.

To prepare the crust combine graham cracker crumbs and butter until crumbs are moistened. Stir in the mini-chocolate chips. Press crust mixture into bottom of pan and 1 inch up sides. Bake for 6 minutes. Set pan on wire rack to cool.

Next, prepare the cookie dough. Using an electric mixer, mix butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract at medium speed until smooth.Decrease mixer speed to low and add flour. Mix just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.

To prepare the filling, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar just until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract, beating just until blended. Pour batter into baked crust.

Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls over the top of the filling.  

Bake about 30 minutes, or until set. Transfer to wire rack.

To decorate with drizzled chocolate, place chocolate in a microwave safe dish and microwave in 30 second intervals moving the chocolate around between. Then use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate over the cake.

Using the edges of the parchment paper, remove bars from pan. Cut into bars and serve. These bars are served best straight from the refrigerator, after cooled.

Now WHO can resist this and only eat one, I had to stop myself after 3 and had some more again that evening, evil, I'm telling you, evil !!!!!

Ingredients :
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
5 Tablespoons butter, melted
2/3 cup miniature chocolate chips

Cheesecake Filling

10 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cookie Dough Topping
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Mini makeover

On to the makeover part. Now I don't for you but I always find myself rearranging or redecorating  rooms and what not in my house. My kitchen cupboards are my latest victims. I discovered a passion for open shelving in kitchen, but since I can not find the shelves I like (I am still looking!! hint, hint, for help!!) I decided for now to just open up the cupboards by taking down some of the doors, I know it's not perfect but it really gives another look, and feel in to kitchen.

Here's what it looked like before, nothing wrong with it, but nothing fantastic either, almost boring.

Full of the kids cookies and chocolate, well, and mine too!! and all sort of other baking things and my kitchen towels.

And this is what it looks like now, I removed one shelf and put some of my cooking books, and put the towels in a basket, which looks neater and cuter!! I played a little bit with the back of the cupboard and put toile tissue paper I had in my basement, just to see the effect, and I have to say I kind of like it. Now I have to find a proper paper for that, but tissue paper will have to do for now.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

So funny! I ordered a door to hide my ugly microwave oven, that is in the niche that was made for a steamer oven I got rid of....