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Cranberry Almond Cheesecake Squares

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Cranberry Almond Cheesecake Squares
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16

Nature Valley® protein granola makes a wonderful crust for these easy cheesecake bars.

Updated December 10, 2013
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2
    cups Nature Valley™ cranberry almond protein granola
  • 3
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4
    cup butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 12
    oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2
    cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/3
    cup sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 2
    eggs

Cranberry Layer

  • 3/4
    cup canned jellied cranberry sauce

Topping

  • 1/3
    cup sliced almonds

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In food processor, place granola. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until finely ground. Place in small bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons sugar and the melted butter until well combined. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan. Bake 8 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, flour, almond extract and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 3
    Carefully spread Cheesecake Filling on top of crust. Drop Cranberry Layer by spoonfulls on top of Cheesecake Filling. Top with almonds.
  • 4
    Bake 40 minutes or until lightly browned around edges and center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.

  • Use your favorite jam in place of the canned cranberry sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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