Old Glory Cheesecake Bars

17  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 3 hr 50 min total
  • Makes about 1-1/2 doz. stars or 16 servings, about 1 star each.

Cut out these rich cheesecake bars with a star-shaped cookie cutter then decorate with icing and sprinkles for luscious patriotic treats.

Old Glory Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. red, white and blue decorating gels
  • 3 Tbsp. red, white and blue sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat  oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan to form handles; set aside. Mix graham crumbs, butter and 3 Tbsp. sugar; press firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • Beat  cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and the vanilla in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.
  • Bake  30 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Remove cheesecake from pan, using foil handles. Cut into shapes using a medium star-shaped cookie cutter. Decorate with gels and sprinkles as desired. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseSince this indulgent cheesecake makes 16 servings, it is the perfect dessert to serve at your next Fourth of July barbecue!

Variation Cut into 24 bars instead of the star shapes. Makes 24 servings, 1 bar each.

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Nutrition Information

Makes about 1-1/2 doz. stars or 16 servings, about 1 star each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 230 
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Sodium 200 mg
  • Carbohydrate 19 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Sugars 14 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 10 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 2 %DV

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