Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake Bars – Low-calorie and delicious!

Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup ground walnuts
3 tablespoons brown sugar blend
1/4 cup cold butter

Filling
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

~Preheat oven at 350°.

~In a small bowl, combine the flour, walnuts, and brown sugar blend. Cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 2/3 cup for topping.

~Press remaining crumb mixture into an 8″ square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake for 9-11 minutes (or until lightly browned).

~Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheeses, sugar, and flour until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg substitute, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla just until blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 12-15 minutes (or until filling is set).

~Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut into bars.

~Refrigerate leftovers.

~Makes 8 servings.


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