MERRY CHERRY CHEESECAKE BARS

Red and green cherries add a festive touch of color to
a favorite bar.

Prep: 20 min Baking: 28 min

Crumb Mixture Ingredients:

1/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour

Filling Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped green candied cherries
1/4 cup chopped red candied cherries


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all crumb mixture ingredients in
small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until
well mixed (1 minute). Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture. Press
remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square
baking pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine all filling ingredients except cherries in same bowl.
Beat at medium speed until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in
cherries by hand. Spread filling over crust. Sprinkle with
reserved crumb mixture. Continue baking for 18 to 20 minutes
or until filling is set. Cut into bars while warm. Cover;
store refrigerated.

Makes 25 bars

Nutrition Facts (1 bar): Calories 110, Protein 1 g,
Carbohydrate 12 g, Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Sodium 60 mg,
Fiber 0 g
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This recipe courtesy of Back of the Box Recipes.
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This recipe created by Land O'Lakes.