Chocolate Overload Cookie Bars

Crust:
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cocoa powder
3/4 c. softened butter

Mix dry ingredients and cut in softened butter. Spread mixture on bottom of greased 9-inch by 13-inch pan; press down with spatula. Bake 15 minutes at 350°.

Filling:
2 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
2 tsp. vanilla

Soften cream cheese; mix with mayonnaise until smooth. Gradually add sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Melt chocolate chips in microwave, three minutes, stirring until melted. Cool a bit and add to mixture, mixing thoroughly. Stir in vanilla. Pour filling on top of crust. Bake 35 minutes at 350°. Cool to room temperature, then chill four hours. Cut into bars. Garnish with strawberries, whipped topping or powdered sugar if desired.

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