Saturday, March 11, 2006

Easy Cheesecake Bars

Crust ingredients:
1 box white or yellow cake mix (not a butter recipe mix)
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
1 egg

Topping ingredients:
1 box (16 oz.) powdered sugar
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
2 eggs

1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or grease it lightly.
2. Prepare the crust. In a mixing bowl, blend cake mix and margarine until mixture is crumbly; add 1 egg and mix well. Press this mixture evenly into the baking dish.
3. Prepare the topping. In a mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese and powdered sugar and blend well. Stir in 2 eggs and mix well. Spread this mixture over the crust.
4. Bake for 45 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars.

I have another version of this recipe. It is identical except that it adds 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter to the topping along with the cream cheese, powdered sugar and eggs.

Another great Easy Recipe

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When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
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Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
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