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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake BarsA tasty combination of chocolate and peanut butter complement these cheesecake bars.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
3/4 cup granulated sugar - divided use
1 2/3 cups (10 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Morsels - divided use
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Combine crumbs, butter and 1/4 cup sugar in medium bowl. Remove 1 cup mixture and reserve for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cup morsels over crust.
  3. Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar, flour and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Pour over crust and morsels in pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping and remaining morsels.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars.

Makes 24 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories: 250 Calories from Fat: 160 Total Fat: 17 g Saturated Fat: 11 g Cholesterol: 70 mg Sodium: 170 mg Carbohydrates: 22 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 16 g Protein: 4 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.