Mint Chocolate Cocoa Bars

Ingredients:
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
3 tbsp Cocoa-X Mint
½ tsp vanilla
1 egg – room temperature
½ cup flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp
salt

Cheesecake Layer
2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese softened
½ cup sugar
1/-1/2 tsp vanilla
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Grenache
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350.  Line a 13 x 9 pan with foil and grease foil.  Melt butter in a large bowl.  Stir in sugar, cocoa and vanilla.  Add egg and blend well.  Add flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir just to blend.  Spread in prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes.  In large bowl beat softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Add eggs and beat until just combined.  Spread over brownie layer.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Prepare grenache:  In a saucepan bring cream to just a boil.  Pour in chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour over cheesecake layer.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours and cut into bars.  

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