Almond Streusel Cherry Cheesecake Bars (Cookie Mix)

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 24 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°F
  • Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Place cookie mix in large bowl.
  • Cut in butter and 4 oz cream cheese, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture is crumbly.
  • Reserve 1 1/2 cups mixture for topping.
  • Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan.
  • Bake 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat 20 oz cream cheese, the sugar, flour, almond extract and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked cookie base.
  • Spoon pie filling evenly over cream cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle with reserved topping and almonds.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool 30 minutes.
  • Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
  • For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  • Store covered in refrigerator.
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