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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

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Enjoy a cheesecake bar with layers of rich caramel and crunchy nuts.

* Ingredients:

° 1 packet of Betty CrockerTM Sugar Cookie Mix

° 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine

° 1/2 cup chopped pecans

° 1/2 cup caramel nuggets

° 2 packets of softened cream cheese

° 1/2 cup of sugar

° 2 c. all-purpose flour

° 1/2 cup caramel filling

° 1 c. vanilla

° 1 egg

* Preparation:

1

Preheat the oven to 175 ° C . Spray bottom and sides of 33 x 23 cm (13 x 9 inch) pan with cooking spray. Place cookie mix in bowl; whisk in butter with a pastry cutter or fork, until crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) of the mixture for garnish. Press the remaining dough into the bottom of the mold. Cook for 10 minutes.

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2

Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, 60 mL (1/4 cup) of the caramel filling, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until until the mixture is smooth.

3

Distribute the cream cheese mixture evenly over the partially baked cookie base. Sprinkle with remaining topping, pecans and caramel pieces.

4

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly golden in color. Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate  about 3 hours . Decorate by pouring in the remaining (60 mL [1/4 cup]) of the caramel filling. To form the bars, cut into 9 rows and 4 columns. Covering & stored in  refrigerator.

ENJOY!

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