- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Additional honey, optional
- In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Press onto the bottom of an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, honey, milk, lemon juice and vanilla until blended. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle with additional honey if desired. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 16 bars.
Reviews for Honey Cheese Bars
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"This was very good! It took me a while to appreciate it as a light dessert, but my toddler will eat a serving of it and feels like she has gotten a special treat and I don't have the guilt!"
"Very easy and quick. I'm going to keep the ingredients on hand to make it again. It was a big hit."
"I made these yesterday and they turned out to be very tasty. I didn't have any walnuts on hand, so I used pecans in the crust and it worked well. I will be making these again."
"This recipe came out perfect. The crust was just right and held together. I could not taste the honey in the filling. however."