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Cherry Cheesecake Bars

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Cherry Cheesecake Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Enjoy these bars made using Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup cold butter
2 pkgs (250 g each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 can (540 mL) cherry pie filling
1/3 cup sliced almonds

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, place cookie mix. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mix in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over cream cheese layer.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix reserved 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture and the almonds. Sprinkle over pie filling.
  • 4
    Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • For ease of blending sugar cookie mix and butter, cut butter into small pieces prior to cutting in with pastry blender.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24
Calories
235
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12
Saturated Fat
6
Sodium
169
Total Carbs
29
Dietary Fiber
0.5
Protein
3
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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