Rating: 4 stars
11 Ratings
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  • 11 Ratings

These delicious cheesecake bars will definitely please a crowd. Be sure to brown the sugar topping before serving this easy cheesecake bar recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
35 mins
cool:
1 hr
chill:
2 hrs
total:
4 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 bars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray. In a large bowl beat the butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add 1 cup sugar and the 2 tsp. vanilla. Beat until combined. Add the 2 cups flour; beat until mixture comes together (may appear crumbly at first). Press evenly into the prepared pan.

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  • In a very large bowl beat the cream cheese with the mixer on medium until smooth. Add 1 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp. flour and beat until combined. Beat in sour cream and the 1 Tbsp. vanilla on low just until combined. Beat in eggs on low just until combined. Pour cream cheese mixture over crust.

  • Bake about 35 minutes or until edges are puffed and center is nearly set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

  • Just before serving, sprinkle uncut bars evenly with 1/4 cup sugar. Use a culinary torch to evenly brown the sugar on bars.* Use edges of foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. (Or preheat the broiler. Use edges of foil to lift uncut bars from pan. Place on a baking sheet. Wrap foil up around edges. Broil 5 inches from the heat 3 minutes or until sugar is browned, rotating pan often to brown sugar evenly. Let cool.) Cut into bars.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. The caramelized sugar will soften with storing.

*Tip:

Or omit sprinkling bars with sugar and the browning step. Instead, drizzle bars with caramel ice cream topping or top with cherry pie filling.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 54mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 19g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; sugars 13g; protein 3g; vitamin a 405.7IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.5mg; folate 18.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 109mg; potassium 45mg; calcium 26mg; iron 0.5mg.
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