Praline Crumb Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Enjoy cheesecake in the form of an easy bar with layers of caramel, rich toffee and crunchy nuts.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Cookie Base and Topping

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup cold butter or margarine
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup toffee bits

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup caramel topping
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Place cookie mix in bowl; cut in butter using pastry blender or fork until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, 1/4 cup of the caramel topping, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 3 Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked cookie base. Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping, pecans and toffee bits.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup caramel topping. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Cold butter is needed to create a "just right" streusel and crust texture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
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.