Orange Cheesecake Bars

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 3 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups crushed vanilla wafers
  • 14
    cup butter, melted (must be butter)
  • 3
    (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3
    large eggs
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2
    tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1
    teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1
    teaspoon orange extract
  • 5
    drops yellow food coloring
  • 3
    drops red food coloring
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix together the vanilla wafer crumbs and butter in a medium size bowl.
  • Press mixture into a greased 13x9 baking pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until very smooth.
  • Add milk, eggs, and vanilla; beat until combined.
  • Pour half of mixture over crust.
  • To the remaining cream mixture, add the orange juice concentrate, orange peel, extract and food colorings; beat until combined.
  • Pour over first cream layer.
  • Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours minimum before cutting into bars.
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