Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Total Time
15 mins
40 mins

How could this NOT taste good? Two of my favorite ingredients of all time: chocolate and cheesecake.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350; grease a 13x9 pan; set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine shortening and sugars; add egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (not chips or pecans), add to creamed mixture; fold in chips and nuts.
  4. Set aside one-third of dough (topping); press remaining dough into pan; bake for 8 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; add eggs and vanilla until creamy; spoon over crust.
  6. Drop teaspoons of reserved dough over filling (nicely spaced, please).
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes (lightly golden brown).
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. Cover and store in fridge.