I just made these for tomorrow’s Mom’s Day, it’s deliciousness from the first bite to the last — and not as wicked as a plain cheesecake. These, in bars, are the way to enjoy cheesecakes.
MOM’S DAY CHERRY CHEESECAKE BARS
Who doesn’t like a good cheesecake — ask any mom, and the answer is a unanimous, “I love cheesecakes”. So treat your mom to this outstanding, just sweet and tart enough, cherry cheesecake bars. And it is a breeze to make. How bout a scoop of ice cream to go along with these bars — now that’s taking up a notch, but go for it!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Line a 9 x 13 pan with aluminum foil with enough foil to overhang sides by 2″; coat with cooking spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar and butter and beat with electric mixer until crumbly. Fold in white chocolate chips. Reserve 2 cups for topping. Lightly press remaining flour mixture into prepared pan.
These bars were created specially for my favorite “MOM”, Veronica Leighton.