Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

Cheesy baked bars topped with almonds - perfect dessert to impress your guests.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

2

dozen

Crust
2
cups graham cracker crumbs (32 squares)
3/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
cup blanched whole almonds, finely chopped
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon ground cinnamon
Filling
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2
cup whipping cream
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
Topping
1/2
cup blanched whole almonds, finely chopped, toasted
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir crust ingredients until well blended. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 8 minutes.
  2. In clean large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until softened. Gradually beat in granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, the nutmeg, cream and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until creamy. Pour mixture over crust.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes longer or until center is set. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup toasted almonds; press in slightly. Cool 1 1/2 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows, using thin knife and wiping blade occasionally. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 2 dozen bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Try crushed vanilla wafer cookies instead of the graham cracker crumbs.
To toast almonds, bake in shallow pan at 350°F for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 320),
  • Total Fat 36g
    • (Saturated Fat 19g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 110mg;
  • Sodium 300mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.