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Almond Cheesecake Bars

This recipe for almond bars with cream cheese is from my sister-in-law. I've brought the bars to many functions, and everyone always asks for the recipe. —Mary Couser, Maple Plain, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons 2% milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine flour, butter and confectioners' sugar; press onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and extract until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. Bake until center is almost set, 15-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, beat all ingredients until smooth; spread over bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 145 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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