Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Bars

56  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 6 hr total
  • Makes 32 servings.

Turtle, meet cheesecake. A luscious, fluffy filling topped with caramel, pecans and a chocolate drizzle, these bars will bring the most reluctant guests out of their shells.

Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecan pieces, divided
  • 50 NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 24 caramels
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 3 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 325°F.
  • Line  13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Reserve 1/2 cup nuts. Finely chop remaining nuts; mix with wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Beat  cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream, flour and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
  • Bake  45 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely.
  • Microwave  caramels and water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until caramels are completely melted when stirred. Pour over cheesecake; top with reserved nuts. Melt chocolate; drizzle over cheesecake. Refrigerate 4 hours. Use foil handles to remove cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.

Recipe Tips

Better For YouSave 40 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving by preparing with Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers, Neufchatel cheese and reduced-fat sour cream.

SubstituteSubstitute 1 cup KRAFT Caramel Bits for the KRAFT Caramels.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 32 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 250 
    • Total fat 18 g
    • Saturated fat 9 g
    • Cholesterol 75 mg
    • Sodium 170 mg
    • Carbohydrate 19 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 15 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 10 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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