• Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (do not overmix). Set aside half for topping. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan.
  • For filling, in a large saucepan, add the chocolate chips, cream cheese and milk . Cook over low heat until chips are melted; stir until smooth and blended. Remove from the heat; stir in walnuts and extract.
  • Spread over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.