A crust made with slivered almonds adds another layer of nutty to these scrumptious coconutty cheesecake bars.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 32 servings
1 cup flour
1 cup ground PLANTERS Slivered Almonds
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 egg s
1-1/2 cups BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, divided
1-1/2 cups BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
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Let's Make It
Beat flour, almonds, butter, brown sugar, salt and almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Press onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and lemon juice with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in 1 cup of the coconut; pour over crust.
Bake 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes.
Stir sour cream, 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar and vanilla until well blended; carefully spread over coconut mixture.
Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup coconut; cool completely. Cut into bars.
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For easy cleanup, line baking pan with foil using this easy method. Turn pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of pan, smoothing corners as needed. Remove foil. When you turn the pan over, the foil fits perfectly inside the pan.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 14g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.