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m&m Cheesecake Bar Recipe

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m&m Cheesecake Bar Recipe

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m&m Cheesecake Bar Recipe

Megan’s recipe for Monster Cookies, reminded me that I had taken pictures of these yummy m&m Cheesecake Bars last summer! You can pretty much add whatever candy you would like, but I had extra m&ms leftover, so it was an easy way to use them up for a potluck.  What’s cool about a recipe like the m&m Cheesecake Bars, is that you can easily make it a seasonal dessert by purchasing holiday m&m varieties.

m&m Cheesecake Bar Recipe

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Serves: 12

Ingredients
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup M&Ms
  • ½ cup pecans (or walnuts) chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar, granulated
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Crust:
  3. Cream together the butter and brown sugar
  4. Add the nuts and flour; mix well.
  5. Hold back ½ cup of the crumb mixture for topping
  6. Press the remaining crumb mixture into bottom of a 8″ square pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
  8. Take out and let cool.
  9. Filling:
  10. Combine the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla
  11. Mix at medium speed until well blended.
  12. Mix in the egg
  13. Layer ½ cup of the M&Ms (or other candy) over the crust; top with the cream cheese mixture.
  14. Combine the remaining candy and ½ cup of crumb mixture
  15. Sprinkle over the cream cheese mixture.
  16. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  17. Let cool completely, then refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting.

 

 

 

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