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08 October 2010 @ 09:36 am
Crème Brûlée Cheesecake Bars  
If you know me at all, you know that Crème Brûlée is my very favorite dessert. I'd take it over any sort of chocolate, fancy concoction, and really like it very plain. I don't even like added flavors. (With the exception of Coffee Caramel Crème Brûlée. The recipe is here.) Just TYPING the words 'Crème Brûlée' makes me a little fluttery. So when I found this recipe, I knew it was kismet.

Fate.

Bliss.

Destiny for my thighs to have a little setback in their reduction. So have a recipe.

Crème Brûlée Cheesecake Bars


Cast of Characters

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1 box (4-serving size) French vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs plus 3 egg yolks
2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup toffee bits, finely crushed

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.


In large bowl, stir cookie mix, pudding mix, brown sugar, melted butter, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and 1 whole egg until soft dough forms.


Press dough in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of pan. Those are fingerprints of love, y'all.

2. In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add remaining whole egg, 3 egg yolks and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until smooth.


Spread over crust in pan.


3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set in center.


Then you exercise your self-control and not chow down on these little toffee bits like they were popcorn.
Immediately sprinkle top with crushed toffee bits.

Place under the broiler until lightly browned.

Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Try not to eat the whole pan by yourself.


Makes 36 bars. Enjoy!
 
 
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Ayla: Mischieviousabitofayla on October 8th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Carrie, you're evil.
Katebutterfly_kate on October 8th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
It's a good job you can't get a lot of that stuff over here, because it looks oh so very delicious!

I feel like I'm putting on weight just looking at it!
slitherhither: hislitherhither on October 8th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yuuummmmm.

I was going to say 'hey look at the telltale signs of parenthood: Jif peanut butter, and Wine' in the background of that first mixer shot, but that's vanilla, not a wine bottle, right? Dang girl, you buy that stuff in BULK!

Must have dinner party soon so I can make them bars and not eat them all myself.

(and yes, I've been remiss on my lj life lately, but am back)
JEB: pimpslapfilia_umbrae on October 8th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh hello there deliciousness good bye dieeeeeeeet.
Jandy the Gnome Whispererjandjsalmon on October 9th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
I hate diets. I am considering falling off the wagon for these.
goeungurlgoeungurl on October 11th, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
I'm sooooo glad I'm on the other side of the world right now with no oven. GAH. You've just about killed me with these. I could definitely eat a whole pan alone.