Bars

Magic Cookie Bars
by Eagle Brand (Borden)

Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar and cocoa. Cut in margarine until crumbly (mixture will be dry). Reserving 2 cups crumb mixture, press remainder on bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. In large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy Gradually beat in Eagle Brand until smooth. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Pour over prepared crust. Combine nuts with reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle evenly over cheese mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until bubbly Cool Chill Cut into bars. Store covered in refrigerator.

Makes 24 to 36 bars

Preheat oven to 350 (325 for glass dish). In 13 x 9-inch baking pan, melt margarine in oven. Sprinkle crumbs over margarine; pour Eagle Brand evenly over crumbs. Top with remaining ingredients: press down. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Recipe Variations: Substitute chocolate chips or nuts with: candy coated pieces, dried cranberries, raisins, mini marshmallows or butterscotch chips.