Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Recipe by Sunshynetoo
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (18 1/2 ounce) package strawberry cake mix with pudding (I like Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Strawberry Supreme)
  • 1
    cup chopped pecans, toasted (I toast for about 7 minutes at 325)
  • 34
    cup butter, melted
  • 2
    (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12
    cup strawberry jam (I like the seedless)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cake mix and pecans.
  • Drizzle melted butter over mixture; stir until well blended.
  • Press mixture into bottom of a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over crust.
  • “Nuke” jam for about 45 seconds until thinned.
  • Spoon over cream cheese mixture.
  • Use a fork to swirl over cream cheese.
  • I bake for 25 minutes or until edges begin to brown lightly.
  • Do not over-bake or your crust will become a rock.
  • Cool in pan for about 30 minutes.
  • Cover and chill for about 2 hours.
  • Personal note- When I want them to look fancy, I trim about ½ inch off all sides although the crust is my favorite part.
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