Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Love cheesecake? Make bars that start with an easy sugar cookie mix.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 32

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
egg
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
3/4
cup strawberry spreadable fruit

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, flour and 1 egg until soft dough forms. Press evenly in pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and 2 eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread evenly over crust in pan.
  • 4 Place spreadable fruit in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze spreadable fruit in 3 lines the length of the pan. Use knife to pull spread from side to side through cream cheese mixture at 1-inch intervals. Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until filling is set. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Add a new shape to your cookie tray. Cut bars diagonally in half to make triangles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
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.