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Toffee Brown Ale Cheesecake Bars

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 32
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Malty brown ale pairs perfectly with the rich flavors of toffee and caramel in these layered cheesecake bars.

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

Directions

  • 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
17%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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