Toffee Brown Ale Cheesecake Bars

Malty brown ale pairs perfectly with the rich flavors of toffee and caramel in these layered cheesecake bars.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
1/2
cup cold butter
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup brown ale beer
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup toffee bits
1/4
cup caramel topping
1
tablespoon brown ale beer

  • 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, sugars, flour, 1/3 cup beer, the 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. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. To serve, stir together caramel topping and 1 tablespoon beer; drizzle over top of each bar. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

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

Line the baking pan with foil for quick pan cleanup.

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
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
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.