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Premier Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

Premier Cheesecake Cranberry BarsThis scrumptious dessert is impossible to resist. White chocolate, cream cheese and cranberry sauce are a perfect combination for luscious cheesecake bars that will impress your family and friends.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (16-ounce) can OCEAN SPRAY® Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, oats and brown sugar in large bowl. Add butter; mix until crumbly. Stir in morsels. Reserve 2 1/2 cups morsel mixture for topping. With floured fingers, press remaining mixture into prepared pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract; mix until smooth. Pour over crust. Combine cranberry sauce and cornstarch in medium bowl. Spoon over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle reserved morsel mixture over cranberry mixture.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate until serving time (up to 1 day). Cut into bars.

Makes 30 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/30 of recipe): Calories: 260 Calories from Fat: 120 Total Fat: 13 g Saturated Fat: 9 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 95 mg Carbohydrates: 32 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 20 g Protein: 4 g

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