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Chocolate Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Chocolate Cheesecake Squares Recipe

These bite-size bars are very rich, so small servings are satisfying. They're perfect for parties because they don't require a fork and plate to eat. —Helen Longmire, Austin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:25 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate sprinkles, optional

Directions

  • 1. Line a 9-in. square baking pan with foil; grease the foil and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in the egg yolk, vanilla and walnuts.
  • 2. Press onto the bottom of prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the sour cream, flour, orange peel and salt. Beat in the egg, egg white and vanilla on low speed just until combined.
  • 4. Pour filling over warm crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  • 5. Garnish with chocolate sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate overnight. Using foil, lift out of the pan; remove foil. Cut into 1-in. squares. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 142 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.