Double Fudge Cream Cheese Bars

1 cup butter

4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate

2 cups sugar

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

4 eggs, slightly beaten

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1/4 cup sugar

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 egg

1 Tbsp all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp butter softened

1/2 tsp vanilla


Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, extending paper over pan edges. Set aside. Melt 1 cup butter and unsweetened chocolate in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (4 to 6 minutes). Stir in all remaining brownie ingredients except chocolate chips; mix well. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Spread half of batter into parchment paper-lined pan. Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Spread over brownie batter in pan. Spoon remaining batter over cream cheese mixture. (Some cream cheese mixture may show through batter.)  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely. Use edges of parchment paper lining to lift bars from pan. Place onto cutting board. Pull back edges of parchment for easy cutting; cut into bars. Store refrigerated.