Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars with Chocolate Chips

As you all probably know by now, my inn, The William Henry Miller Inn in Ithaca New York, serves a homemade dessert buffet every night. We are always looking for new recipes but we have our old standbys too!   This recipe is one of our favorites and is from the cookbook “Coffee Cakes and Quick Breads” by Renny Darling.
I’m posting a frosting recipe but they are just great with a dusting of powdered sugar instead of frosting.


1/2 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup flour
6 Tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

For Frosting
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup sour cream


Preheat oven to 350.
Beat together butter and cream cheese until well blended.   Beat in sugar, eggs and vanilla until blended.
Combine and add the remaining ingredients and beat until well mixed.

Spread batter in a greased 9X13 pan and bake at 350 about 25 minutes.  Don’t over bake and allow to cool in the baking pan.

For Frosting:
Melt the chips over simmering hot water.  Stir in the sour cream (divide it into three portions, stirring well after each one).
Frost cooled bars.

The William Henry Miller Inn 
Lynnette Scofield
Proud to be the Ithaca Broad

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