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Monday, September 18, 2006 Double Nut Bars - Bake Sale Recipes

Double Nut Bars
Submitted by Jeannie - thanks :)

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 recipe Chocolate Drizzle (see recipe below)
24 pecan halves

For first layer, in a medium mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine andGranulated sugar. Add chocolate wafer crumbs; mix well. Press mixture into the bottom ofAn ungreased 8x8x2-inch baking pan; chill about 20 minutes or until firm.

For second layer, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter orMargarine with an electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is fluffy. Add the 1/3 cupPowdered sugar; beat until combined. Stir in chopped pecans and the 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread over crumb layer. Chill about 30 minutes or until set.

For third layer, beat peanut butter and half of the 1 cup powdered sugar until combinedAdd 1 tablespoon of the milk and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. Gradually addRemaining powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Add additional milk, if necessary, to make Of spreading consistency. Spread over cream cheese layer.

Drizzle with Chocolate Drizzle. Arrange pecan halves on drizzle. Cover and chill at least 2Hours before serving. Makes 24 bars.

Chocolate Drizzle: Heat 1/3 cup milk chocolate pieces and 1/2 teaspoon shortening in aSmall saucepan over low heat until melted, stirring occasionally. Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 3Days ahead, prepare bars. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

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