Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars Recipe
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Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars Recipe

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With an oh-so-chocolaty crust, a crispy, crunchy topping and soft cream cheese filling, these delectable bars are over-the-top indulgent. —Janet Coops, Duarte, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 245 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, flour, cocoa and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping; press remaining crumb mixture into an 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 8-12 minutes or until set.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, egg and vanilla until blended. Pour over crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Top with reserved crumb mixture; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p10

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 245 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"looking good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"I had low expectations when I made this recipe but loved it. I squirted some I Can't Believe it's Not butter on the crust suspecting that it could be dry and flowery. I will make it for Thanksgiving so that we can save a little on the calories"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"WHOEVER JUDGE THE AMOUNT OF INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE WAS TOTALLY WRONG...THIS RECIPE TURNED OUT AWFUL. THE CRUST WAS STILL FLOUR MIXTURE AND THE TOPPING WAS FLOUR MIXTURE ALSO, DID NOT TURN OUT GOOD AT ALL. WE WERE NOT ABLE TO EVEN EAT THIS, SO IT WAS A WASTE OF MY MONEY."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"not as good as expected.The topping didn't melt like it should have leaving a coco/flour/sugar powder on top where a nice chocolatey crumble should have been. Ok flavor but the bottom was really hard.I followed directions and used listed ingredients..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"These turned out poorly. Not at all what I expected. I am sorry I wasted my good ingredients that were purchased with hard earned money on this."

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