Espresso Cheesecake Bars

This pretty layered bar has a sweet cream-cheese filling atop a mocha-flavored crushed-cookie crust.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 4 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 25

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups chocolate cookie crumbs
1
teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
1/4
cup butter, melted
1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon of the espresso coffee powder and melted butter; mix well. Reserve 1/4 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  • 2 Beat cream cheese in medium bowl at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon espresso coffee powder, vanilla and egg; blend well. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or just until center is set. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Cover loosely; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until firm. With hot, wet knife, cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    85
    (
    Calories from Fat
    55),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    80mg
    80%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    7g
    7%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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