Cherry Cheesecake Bars & Young Frankenstein.

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After watching all these movies cooking food I did realize that none of them are themed or matched up well. I have found some Christmas movies that are easy to pair food, snacks, and drinks with.

 

I think it should be a theme week!!

 

I’ll get on that the day after Halloween.

 

Then it is right into turkey tinsel town.  It’s a place. In my mind.

 

Looking for a sweet treat? Sure you are. I am not a cheesecake fan. Ive tried and keep trying but cannot get into it. But when it’s homemade cheesecake, I tend to have a different view ( if it has some fruit or chocolate in it.) Bring on the cheesecake bars!

 

I found this gem on Life with the crust cut off  cute site, check it out.

Ingredients
  • 1 bag (1 lb 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons  flour
  • 1 egg ( for cookie mix)
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs ( for cheesecake mix)
  • ¾-1 cup cherry preserves ( any fruit you’d like or have on hand)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of 8×8, thick, or 13×9-inch pan, thin,with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, flour and 1 egg until soft dough forms. Press evenly in pan.
  3. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and 2 eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread evenly over crust in pan.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the preserves onto the cheesecake filling. Use knife to pull spread from side to side through cream cheese mixture to create swirls. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until filling is set, should wiggle slightly in middle.
  5.  Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Enjoy!

xo Jo

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