Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Carrot-Cream Cheese Bars

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Carrot-Cream Cheese Bars


1/4 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup sugar, divided
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
3 – 8 oz. pkgs. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup sour cream
3 eggs
3/4 cup finely shredded carrots (about 2)
1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip


~Preheat oven at 325º.

~Mix butter, crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Press onto bottom of 13×9-inch pan. Bake 10 minutes.

~Beat cream cheese, vanilla, and the remaining sugar and cinnamon in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream. Mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each just until blended. Stir in carrots.

~Spread over crust.

~Bake 45 to 50 minutes. Cool completely.

~Refrigerate 4 hours.

~Serve topped with Cool Whip.

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