Cherry Cheesecake Bars
Recipe from Family Circle



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Yield: 24 bars
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    1   box 
    (18.25 ounces) lemon cake mix
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    1/2  cup 
    cornflake crumbs
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    3   
    eggs
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    1/2  cup (1 stick) 
    unsalted butter, melted
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    2   packages 
    (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
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    1/4  cup 
    sugar
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla extract
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    1   cup 
    cherry preserves
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    1/2  cup 
    walnuts, coarsely chopped

Directions
1.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
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.
5.
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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