Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Creamy Dreamy Crumb Bars

Creamy Dreamy Crumb Bars are simple to make and quite delicious.  I received this recipe from a recent cookie swap. 

Creamy  Dreamy Crumb Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Crust and topping
1/2 c unsalted butter, melted, cooled to room temperature
1/2 c light brown sugar
1 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1 c sour cream
2 oz. cream cheese room temperature
3/4 c granulated sugar
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Grease an 8" square pan with Pam. Grease sides and bottom. Set aside.

Crust and Crumb Topping:
In a bowl, combine together flour, brown sugar, soda, baking powder and salt. Add melted butter and mix until dough forms a crumb mixture.

Remove 3/4 cup of the mixture for the topping.

Press the remaining dough into greased pan. Set aside.

Put filling ingredients in a  bowl of a stand mixer and mix until combined.

Pour over crust.

Sprinkle evenly with the topping mixture.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.

Cool in pan. Place in fridge for 45 minutes.  Remove and Cut into squares.
Refrigerate leftover bars.

Optional:  Can add fruit preserves in filling or fresh blueberries, raspberries or mini chocolate chips.

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