Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chocolate Streusel Bars

I found this recipe while going through old cookbooks from my Mother-In-Laws last weekend. This was just a clipping that she had torn out but there were several of them and they all contained Sweetened Condensed Milk so I'm thinking it probably came out of a recipe booklet by Eagle Brand Condensed Milk.

As usual, I was missing one ingredient, the Sweetened condensed milk, so I made my own homemade version from powdered milk and they worked out great. These have a yummy cheesecake layer sandwiched between two layers of a cocoa crust.

Chocolate Streusel Bars

1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup cold butter or margarine
1 (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 (14oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cups chopped walnuts, optional

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar & cocoa.
Cut in butter until crumbly.
Reserve 2 cups crumbs.
Press remaining crumbs firmly into a greased 13X9 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
In large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Gradually add in milk.
Beat in egg & vanilla.
Pour over crust.
Combine walnuts & crumb mixture; sprinkle on top.
Bake 25 minutes or till bubbly.
Store covered in fridge.


lisa said...

I made a cinnamon streusel coffee cake yesterday unfortunately it was a boxed one...I will write this one down...actually I write alot of your recipes down...Love your graphics to...thanks for sharing the recipe..Lisa

Carmen C. said...

YUMMY!~ chocolate and cheesecake, two of my favorite food items, lol!!!

Nancy M. said...

It sounds really good! I love the header you made!

Buttercup said...

This looks fabulous and your blog looks adorable.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

"Store in refrigerator" -- that's assuming there would be any left!!! LOL...they look delicious!!!

Steph said...

I LOVE cheesecake!

Farmchick said...

Love the new header and can't wait to make this recipe.

Anonymous said...

I was born and grew up in
Clarksburg WV. I am a BIG
Brad Paisley Fan. My stepfather is from Glen Dale and his kids went to
JMHS. It was so awesme
to meet Brad this past
Janurary. He is soooo nice
and humble.
Was he really shy in HS?
I heard he was.
I love chocolate too much!!
Pamela in OH

Anonymous said...

Whoops I forgot to post
my step dads kids went to school with Brad at JMHS
in Glen Dale. So must have went to school with you.

Country Whispers said...

Yes, he really was shy!
Curious now as to who your stepdad's kids were and if we all graduated together in the same year. If you care to share then feel free to use my email address located on my blog.