Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Chocolate and caramel drizzles add a new flavor punch to creamy pumpkin-oat bars.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

3:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

bars

Cookie Base
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1/2
cup crushed gingersnap cookies
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
1/2
cup cold butter or margarine
Filling
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup sugar
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
2
tablespoons whipping cream
2
eggs
Toppings
1/3
cup chocolate topping
1/3
cup caramel topping
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, crushed cookies and pecans. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add remaining filling ingredients; beat until well blended. Pour over warm cookie base. Sprinkle with reserved topping.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
  4. Before serving, drizzle with chocolate and caramel toppings. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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A food processor can be used for even easier preparation. Place cookie base ingredients in processor bowl; pulse until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping. Press remaining cookie base mixture in pan. Place filling ingredients in processor bowl; pulse until well blended. Continue recipe as directed.
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To drizzle the toppings easily, place each topping in a small food-storage plastic bag, snip off a small corner of each bag and squeeze to drizzle toppings over bars.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 200mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 22g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.