Tropical Cheesecake Bars

Enjoy these cheese filled cheesecake bars baked using Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies, with coconut, pecans and pineapple ice cream topping – a delightful dessert!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

Crust

1
roll (18 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies

Filling

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon lemon juice

Topping

1/2
cup pineapple ice cream topping
1/4
cup shredded coconut
2
tablespoons chopped pecans

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut cookie dough into 1/2-inch-thick slices; arrange in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Press dough evenly in pan to form crust.
  • 2 Bake 14 to 19 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In small bowl with electric mixer, beat all filling ingredients on medium speed until smooth. Spread over cooled crust. Spoon and gently spread pineapple topping over filling. Sprinkle evenly with coconut and pecans. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut cookie dough into 1/2-inch-thick slices; arrange in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Press dough evenly in pan to form crust.
  • 2 Bake 14 to 19 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In small bowl with electric mixer, beat all filling ingredients on medium speed until smooth. Spread over cooled crust. Spoon and gently spread pineapple topping over filling. Sprinkle evenly with coconut and pecans. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into bars.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Want to soften the cream cheese quickly? Do it in the microwave. Unwrap the cream cheese and place it in a microwavable dish. Microwave on Low for 30 to 60 seconds just until softened. Check with a spoon or rubber spatula every 15 seconds so the cheese doesn't start to cook.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
115
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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