Every year, I participate in this Christmas Cash Giveaway. It’s a lot of fun to team up with other bloggers and offer this giveaway just in time for Black Friday.
This year, I wanted to share another one of our family’s favorite desserts, Chocolate Streusel Bars. This recipe would be perfect for one of your Christmas parties. I will many times make a recipe that has red or green candies in it, but this chocolate dessert with its creamy white layer would look gorgeous on a red platter or against a red backdrop.
I also like this dessert as it has a cheesecake layer without going to all the work of making homemade cheesecake! It cuts nice, stacks nice, and tastes great. Try it this Christmas or any of these other Christmas desserts.
Here’s how you make Chocolate Streusel Bars:
These Chocolate Streusel Bars are a perfect dessert for any time of the year with its creamy cheesecake layer surrounded by a chocolate bottom and top layer.
- 1 3/4 c. flour
- 1 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
- 1 c. butter, cold
- 1 pkg. cream cheese, softened 8 oz. package
- 1 can sweet condensed milk 14 oz. can
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 c. chopped walnuts optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and cocoa.
Cut in margarine until crumbly. Mixture will be dry.
Reserving 2 cups of the crumb mixture, press remainder on bottom of an 13" x 9" baking pan.
Bake 15 minutes. While baking, prepare the next layer.
In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Gradually beat in condensed milk until smooth.
Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
Pour over prepared crust (after it has baked for 15 minutes).
Combine nuts with reserved crumb mixture (if desired). Sprinkle mixture evenly over cheese mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
Cool. Chill. Cut into bars. Store covered in the refrigerator.
It’s time for a Christmas giveaway! Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don’t we all!
We are so excited to be giving away
$360 (It’s now $370!) in cash prizes for you to use starting this Thanksgiving weekend.
Here are the prizes:
1 – $150 Amazon Gift Card
1 – $100 Target Gift Card
1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card
1 – $50 Kohls Gift Card
2 – $10 Starbucks gift card as an extra bonus winner!!
There will be 6 winners in this giveaway. Each winner will receive a gift card code to use on the online store or in the actual store.
Now its time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.
Starting at the top row we have:
Teresa – Sweet Farmhouse Dreams | Kristin – White Arrows Home | Audrey – That Recipe & Munofore | Susan – Culinary Envy | Carrie – Curly Crafty Mom | Tammy – Creative K Kids | Linda – A Labour of Life | Kenyatta – My Design Rules | Gladys – Moms To Grandma | Carol – The Red Painted Cottage | Emily – Domestic Deadline | Kara – Phoenix Mom Blog | Sinea – Ducks ‘n a Row | Whitney – Beauty, Baby, and a Budget | Meredith – The Mom of the Year | Gina – Money Savvy Living | Trish – By Trish Sutton | Habiba – Craftify My Love | Marcy – Backyard Patch Herbal Blog | Marilyn – Marilyns Treats | Terri – Christmas Tree Lane | Jamie – As For Me and My Homestead | Debi – Life Currents |Marie – The Inspiration Vault | Donna – Blog By Donna | Tammy – My Life Abundant | Melissa – Our Crafty Mom
Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies and their blogs.
The giveaway will end midnight on Wednesday, November 22nd, the night before Thanksgiving. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming the prize. If you respond right away, we will get you the gift card code promptly so that you can shop with it on Black Friday! If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will have to choose another winner.
Open to anyone who can receive gift cards from Amazon, Target, Walmart, Kohls, and Starbucks