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Candy Bar Cheesecake Squares

A crushed chocolate-sandwich-cookie crust holds a rich cheesecake filling laced and topped with chopped candy bars for a fun, family-pleasing dessert.

Candy Bar Cheesecake Squares

Ingredients

  • 2 cups OREO Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 4 (8 ounce) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 (2.07 ounce) bars chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat bars, chopped, divided

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix just until blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of the chopped candy bars. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining chopped candy bars.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until center is almost set.
  5. Cool. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  6. Cut into 24 squares to serve.
  7. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

Enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent treat on special occasions.

Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Bars: Prepare and bake as directed. Cut into 32 bars. Place bars on wire rack. Melt 1 (12 ounce) package BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks and 2 tablespoons shortening in saucepan on very low heat, stirring constantly. Pour chocolate mixture over bars to completely cover. Let stand until chocolate is firm. Store in refrigerator.

Yield: 32 servings, 1 bar each

Nutrition (per serving): Calories 290; Total fat 20g; Saturated fat 11g; Cholesterol 80mg; Sodium 290mg; Carbohydrate 24g; Dietary fiber 1g; Sugars 17g; Protein 5g; Vitamin A 10%DV; Vitamin C 0%DV; Calcium 4%DV; Iron 6%DV

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): kraftrecipes.com