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Double Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Double Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe

I love to cook and sometimes create my own recipes. I got creative one afternoon, and this dessert is the result.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Add eggs and extract; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and walnuts. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 166 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.