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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
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Enjoy cheesecake in the form of an easy bar with layers of caramel, rich toffee and crunchy nuts.
Updated Nov 25, 2013

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cold butter is needed to create a "just right" streusel and crust texture.

Nutrition

190 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
100
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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