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My Mother-in-Law's Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Posted by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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OK, so maybe she isn't my mother-in-law yet, and maybe this isn't originally her recipe, but my mother-in-law to be makes these crazy easy, crazy delicious Pillsbury cookie bars all the time and I thought I would share them with you in case you have 45 minutes and want to throw together a special treat for your family with minimal ingredients. The coconut is optional, but I'm a fan of shredded sweetened coconut so I kept it in the recipe.


1 roll of Pillsbury Chocolate Chips Cookie Dough

1 package cream cheese

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup shredded coconut

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9x9 inch pan press half of the cookie dough evenly into the bottom of the pan. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, egg and coconut. Pour it onto the cookie dough and top with the rest of the cookie dough, crumbled up.

Bake the cookie bars for 35 minutes or so, allow to cool and then refrigerate for a couple of hours before cutting into squares.

What's your super easy, super decadent go-to dessert?


by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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by Rhonda on Oct. 3, 2013 at 6:33 AM

I've made these before....they're SOOO good!

by Rhonda on Oct. 3, 2013 at 6:34 AM

This is a favorite easy dessert that I used to make:

Frozen Cappuccino Dessert

* 1 (13 ounce) box whole graham crackers (may not use all)
* 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
* 3 1/2 cups cold milk
* 3 (3 1/2 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
* 1 - 2 tablespoon instant coffee, to taste
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
* chocolate sprinkles or grated semisweet chocolate bars

Arrange graham crackers in the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan, breaking crackers to fit if necessary. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Beat in 1 cup of the milk. Add remaining milk, pudding mixes, instant coffee and cinnamon. Beat until well blended, about 1 - 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 whipped topping. Spread 1/2 mixture over grahams. Repeat layers of grahams & pudding. Cover with remaining whipped topping, garnish
with sprinkles and freeze 3 hrs until firm.

by Sarah on Oct. 3, 2013 at 7:58 AM
I don't really have a quick easy one
Maybe apple crisp
by Peggy on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:28 AM

these bars sound wonderful, anything with cream cheese is yummy!  I don't have anything super easy

by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 9:23 AM
I don't really make dessert. And this one has too much dairy. I do make a pretty good chocolate shortcake though
by Silver Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 12:06 PM

This sounds yummy & easy! TFS!

by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM
Sounds so yummy!!
by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 7:38 PM

My hubby is not a 'sweets 'person so that leaves me my 7 yr old and 15 mth old.. so we rarely.make desert
by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Mmmmmmm those sound delicious! Hmmmmmmm I do not really have a special recipe.. I just really love a good chocolate chip cookie!

by Tracy on Oct. 4, 2013 at 7:44 AM


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