Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Enjoy these bars made using Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix – perfect dessert to be served at Halloween.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup cold butter
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
1/3
cup sliced almonds
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, place cookie mix. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mix in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over cream cheese layer.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix reserved 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture and the almonds. Sprinkle over pie filling.
  • 4 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

For ease of blending sugar cookie mix and butter, cut butter into small pieces prior to cutting in with pastry blender.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
235
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
169mg
169%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
1/2g
1/2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.