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Smart-Choice Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
6
hr.
Servings

32 servings

Caramel, pecans and cheesecake...what more could you want from a dessert? Oh yeah—chocolate. We didn't forget: A chocolate drizzle tops the tasty bars.

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  • 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 Neufchatel and sugar in large bowl with mixer until 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.

Small Changes Add Up

Small ingredient substitutions, such as reduced-fat vanilla wafers, PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream, result in a savings of 40 calories and 5g of fat per serving when compared to a traditional recipe.

Easy Microwave Melting of BAKER'S Chocolate

Microwave BAKER'S Chocolate to be used in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir. Microwave 30 sec. more; stir. Continue heating and stirring in 10-sec. increments until chocolate is completely melted.

Substitute

Substitute 1 cup KRAFT Caramel Bits for the KRAFT Caramels.

Servings

  • 32 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 32 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 210
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 180mg
Carbohydrate 19g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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