Crème Brûlée Cheesecake Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2010! Savor the same great taste of restaurant Crème Brûlée in an easy-to-make bar cookie.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
box (4-serving size) French vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
2 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs plus 3 egg yolks
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sour cream
1/2
cup sugar
2/3
cup toffee bits, finely crushed
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, pudding mix, brown sugar, melted butter, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and 1 whole egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of pan.
  • 2 In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add remaining whole egg, 3 egg yolks and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread over crust in pan.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set in center. Immediately sprinkle top with crushed toffee bits. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

To easily crush the toffee bits, put them in a food-safe plastic bag. Seal the bag and finely crush with a rolling pin or meat mallet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.