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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

Lower in fat and calories than you might ever guess, these sweet bars couldn't be easier to whip up, boast a great chocolaty flavor, and make a fun, quick dessert to bring to parties or serve to company! —Jennifer Rafferty, Milford, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cake mix, oil and egg; mix until blended. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake until set, 10-12 minutes.
  • For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and reserved topping.
  • Bake until set, 18-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 187 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
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