Bananas Foster Cheesecake Squares

22  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 3 hr 50 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 1 square each.

Bananas Foster Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely crushed NILLA Wafers
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. rum extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 25 caramels (about 1/2 of 14-oz. bag)
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves

Instructions

  • Preheat  oven to 350°F. Mix wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, butter and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar until well blended. Press firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • Beat  cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and rum extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix just until blended. Stir in mashed banana. Pour over crust.
  • Bake  30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  • Toss  sliced bananas with lemon juice; spoon over cheesecake. Place caramels and milk in microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes; stir until caramels are completely melted. Drizzle evenly over bananas; sprinkle with pecan halves. Cut into 24 squares. Refrigerate any leftover cheesecake squares.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseEnjoy your favorite foods on occasion, but keep portion size in mind. A serving of this luscious dessert is 1 square.

SubstituteSubstitute 2 Tbsp. dark rum for the rum extract.

Special ExtraAdd 1 tsp. rum extract to the melted caramel mixture before spooning over cheesecake.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 1 square each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 270 
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 200 mg
  • Carbohydrate 24 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 18 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Vitamin A 10 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 6 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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