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Makeover Cheesecake Bars

 Makeover Cheesecake Bars
With a very rich, creamy cheesecake filling over a thick nutty crust, it's not difficult to figure out why people love these bars so much! —Becky Stone, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar blend
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, walnuts and brown sugar blend;
  • cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 2/3 cup for topping; press
  • remaining crumb mixture into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with
  • cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly
  • browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheeses, sugar and flour
  • until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg substitute, milk, lemon
  • juice and vanilla just until blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with
  • reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack

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Makeover Cheesecake Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into bars.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 219 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.