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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars…Balls?

Today I went to a baby shower for 2 moms in our new neighborhood. I decided to bring chocolate chip cheesecake bars. I made these because of a story from when I was pregnant with Blake.

When I was pregnant with Blake we were going to an Octoberfest party. Blake’s a November birthday so you now know I was VERY pregnant with Blake. I was at the stage where the baby wasn’t moving around as much since he was running out of room. When I had one of the cheesecake bars, Blake went crazy and was moving everywhere. At the time, I was on a baby board for other moms due the same Nov. I shared the recipe with some of the moms and they had a similar experience. I then made these again when I was pregnant with Colby. We began lovingly calling them “baby crack”. They may not be the healthiest thing for a mom to eat, but they are super YUMMY and the babies love or hate them, but they are active after you eat them.

So I decided, as I have in the past, to make these to bring to share. But, this time life wasn’t so smooth! First I tried to make them in my mini muffin pan… yeah this did NOT work. they all broke and I think I had maybe 6 that didn’t come out in pieces. I also had enough to make an 8×8 pan, but Colby turned off my timer so they got over baked.

I decided to run out and get more ingredients. So, last night I baked a 2nd batch. This time I slightly under cooked them. When I went to cut and plate them this morning I was like….. oh crap I can not serve these.  Richard and I laughed as we tried to get them out of the pan and the two of us were covered in cheesecake batter.

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I dished up enough to take, but they look horrible. I came close to not bringing anything. Then Richard suggested that I mush it all up together and make cheesecake ball, think cake balls, but cheesecake. P1070289

Yummy solution. Ok so they didn’t really look perfect, but they work. I had enough to bring them to the shower and also send the rest to work with Richard tomorrow. Colby decided to try them and loved them so we will leave some home for him as well.

So the moral of today’s story… when life messes with your bars, make balls.

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars— umm balls?

  • 2 rolls chocolate chip cookies
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  1. line 9×13 greased pan with one roll of cookies, sliced thin to cover entire bottom
  2. combine other 4 ingredients until smooth and spread over cookie layer
  3. cover with second roll also sliced thin
  4. bake @ 375 for 30-40 min
  5. let set for 20 min before cutting

 

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