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Cranberry Almond Cheesecake Squares

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1 Comments
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16

Nature Valley® protein granola makes a wonderful crust for these easy cheesecake bars.

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/2
cups Nature Valley™ cranberry almond protein granola
3
tablespoons sugar
1/4
cup butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling

12
oz reduced fat cream cheese
1/2
cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
1/3
cup sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon almond extract
2
eggs

Cranberry Layer

3/4
cup canned jellied cranberry sauce

Topping

1/3
cup sliced almonds

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In food processor, place granola. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until finely ground. Place in small bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons sugar and the melted butter until well combined. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan. Bake 8 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, flour, almond extract and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 3 Carefully spread Cheesecake Filling on top of crust. Drop Cranberry Layer by spoonfulls on top of Cheesecake Filling. Top with almonds.
  • 4 Bake 40 minutes or until lightly browned around edges and center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.

Expert Tips

Use your favorite jam in place of the canned cranberry sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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