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Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving the parchment paper hanging off the sides to make it easy
to lift out of pan. Lightly coat the paper with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium saucepan; heat and stir chocolate over low heat until melted. Allow to cool.
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In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, 1/3 cup sugar, red food
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chocolate. Stir in eggs. Spread over crust.
Bake about 25 minutes or until edges are puffed and center is set. Cool in
pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill 4 to 12 hours before serving, then cut into
desired bars or squares, as we did on the right. (We also drizzled ours with extra melted chocolate chips.)

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sugar in a food processor. Process until ingredients are combined. Mixture will
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Spray a 9-inch-by-13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour mixture
into pan and press down with your hands. Press edges down so all surface area
is even. Bake crust for 8 minutes.
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completely cool before cutting.

Scandinavian Almond Bars
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Heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9-inch-by-13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
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bowl. Mix until everything is well combined.
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possible. Brush the top of the dough with the milk or cream, and then top it
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up as they cool. Do not overbake.
Let the bars cool for 5 minutes in the pan, and then slice them. If they seem
soft, cool a bit longer before cutting. Cool completely before icing.
For glaze: Stir the sugar together with the almond extract and enough milk
or cream to thin glaze. Drizzle over the cooled bars. Bars will be chewy.

Gooey Caramel
Chocolate Bars

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