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Ingredients

pastry:
1/2 cup margarine, softened
3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup all purpose flour

filling:
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
2 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

pastry: In small mixer bowl, beat together margarine and cream cheese. Stir in flour. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until easy to handle. Shape into 1-inch balls. Press on to bottom and up sides of ungreased 1 3/4 inch muffin cups.

brownie nut filling: In a small sauce pan, heat and stir 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons margarine over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/3 cup sugar, 1 beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Place a nut in each pastry tart. Top with one rounded teaspoon chocolate mixture.

Bake in a 325 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until done. Remove and cool well. Makes 24.

Karen Miller, Orion




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