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Choco-Cherry Cheesecake Bars

choco-cherry cheesecake bars Dessert
Choco-Cherry Cheesecake Bars
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 48

Simple chocolate-topped bars have a creamy filling and tender cookie crust. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 24, 2020
Pillsbury Cookies
Make with
Pillsbury Cookies

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
egg, separated
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
eggs
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
3
drops red food color
1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, finely chopped, drained on paper towels
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, break up cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER PRESSING DOUGH IN PAN WITH FLOURED FINGERS.) Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat 1 egg white until frothy. Brush egg white over crust. Bake about 3 minutes longer or until egg white is set.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add egg yolk, 2 eggs, the condensed milk, almond extract and food color; beat until well blended. Stir in chopped cherries.
  • 4
    Pour cherry mixture evenly over crust. Bake 16 to 20 minutes longer or until set. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips and butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Cool 20 minutes.
  • 6
    Stir whipping cream into chocolate mixture until well blended. Spread over cooled bars. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Cover and refrigerate.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
30mg
11%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 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
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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