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Praline Crumb Caramel Cheesecake Bars

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Praline Crumb Caramel Cheesecake Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 36

Enjoy cheesecake in the form of an easy bar with layers of caramel, rich toffee and crunchy nuts.

Updated November 25, 2013
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

Cookie Base and Topping

  • 1
    pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2
    cup cold butter or margarine
  • 1/2
    cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2
    cup toffee bits

Filling

  • 2
    packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2
    cup sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2
    cup caramel topping
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    egg

Steps

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  • 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, sugar, flour, 1/4 cup of the caramel topping, 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. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup caramel topping. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
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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