This cheesecake is the perfect choice for a special occasion. Plan ahead and eat accordingly before indulging in a slice of this cheesecake.
Omit pie crust. Line 8- or 9- inch square baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Mix 1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs and 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Prepare cheesecake batter as directed; pour over crust. Bake and cool as directed. Remove dessert from pan, using foil handles. Cut into 16 bars. Makes 16 servings, 1 bar each.