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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Blondies

If you're a sweet and savory fan like me, you'll go wild over this bacon cookie bar recipe. You just can't beat a cookie, brownie and cheesecake all mixed up and sprinkled with bacon. —Katie O'Keeffe, Derry, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • CHEESECAKE LAYER:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Line a 9-in. square baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides; grease foil.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup crumbled bacon for top. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and remaining bacon. Press half of the dough onto bottom of prepared pan.
  • For cheesecake layer, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat on low speed just until blended. Pour over dough in prepared pan; drop remaining dough by rounded tablespoons over cheesecake layer. Sprinkle with reserved bacon.
  • Bake until golden brown, 45-50 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before cutting. Lifting with foil, remove from pan. Cut into bars.

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  • Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.
  • Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light or golden brown sugar. The types are generally interchangeable in recipes. But if you prefer a bolder flavor, choose dark brown sugar.
  • Try all of our other amazing blondie recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 bar: 534 calories, 31g fat (18g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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