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Cream Cheese Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 4 (7.2-ounce) packets peanut butter cookie mix
  • 3/4 cup Challenge butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages Challenge Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • ice cream for serving, optional

Optional Peanut Butter Cup Sauce

  • 1 (8-ounce) package mini peanut butter cups
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch pan with butter or cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together all 4 cookie mixes, melted butter, and 1 egg.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. Press half of mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat Challenge cream cheese, powdered sugar, 2 eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Pour cream cheese mixture on top of cookie crust and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Mix flour and granulated sugar into remaining cookie dough. Sprinkle evenly over cream cheese layer.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown around edges and no longer jiggly in center.
  • Let cool before slicing. Store in refrigerator.
  • To make peanut butter cup sauce, combine mini peanut butter cups, butter, and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. If too thick, add more heavy cream.