Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars Recipe

The weather really cooled down here in upper Michigan today, so I thought it would be a great day to put something in the oven. At the beginning of summer we have a lot of sweets in the freezer and by the end of the summer most of them are gone so I decided on this Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars Recipe. I thought butterscotch sounded good for a change and the idea of combing butterscotch with cream cheese sounded even better. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t call for a lot of ingredients, it’s quick to put together and cooks fairly quickly. To melt the margarine and butterscotch I used the microwave instead of the stove which worked out very well. The original recipe doesn’t call for frosting them but I thought they would take a nicer picture with the cream cheese frosting on top. This is a very rich dessert so the frosting is not necessary, so I listed it as optional.

If you’re in the mood to do a little baking give this Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars Recipe a try. It’s delicious. Enjoy

Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 11 ounce package butterscotch chips or morsels
  • 1/ 2 cup margarine
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cream cheese frosting (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place the butterscotch chips in a large bowl with the margarine. Microwave for 1 minute, stir the mixture, and cook for another 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir until all the chips are melted.
  3. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and the chopped nuts. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer combine the cream cheese, egg, condensed milk, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. In a 9 x 13 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray press in ½ of the graham cracker mixture. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the top, and then sprinkle in the other half of the graham cracker crumbs on top.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes-chill and then cut into bars.
  6. If you use frosting make sure the bars are completely cooled before frosting them.

 Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars

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