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Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars

 Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars
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
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars (continued)

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.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.