Cherry Cheesecake Bars
Recipe from Family Circle

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

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Yield: 24 bars
Prep Time: 15 mins
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  • 1   box 
    (18.25 ounces) lemon cake mix
  • 1/2  cup 
    cornflake crumbs
  • 3   
  • 1/2  cup (1 stick) 
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 2   packages 
    (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4  cup 
  • 1   teaspoon 
    vanilla extract
  • 1   cup 
    cherry preserves
  • 1/2  cup 
    walnuts, coarsely chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Set aside 1/2 cup of the cake mix. In a large bowl, stir together the remaining cake mix, cornflake crumbs, 1 egg and 1/4 cup of the butter. Press into the bottom and partially up the sides of the prepared pan.
In another large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and remaining 2 eggs. Spread mixture over crust. Spoon cherry preserves over the cream cheese mixture. Spread gently and evenly.
Sprinkle reserved cake mix over top and drizzle with the remaining 1/4 cup butter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the walnuts and bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until set.
Cool completely in pan on rack. Refrigerate overnight. Cut into 24 bars; serve chilled.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 259, Fat, total (g) 14, chol. (mg) 56, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 31, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 3, sodium (mg) 223, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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