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Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars

by on June 4, 2007 · 16 comments

I baked these in a 13×9 inch springform pan but you can use a regular 13×9 inch pan.

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The bars look like this.

Butterscotch Bars

Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars

1 cup butterscotch morsels
1/3 cup salted butter, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chopped walnuts or walnut pieces, toasted
1 8 ounce brick cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In microwave or top of a double boiler, melt butterscotch morsels and butter. If using microwave, coat morsels with softened butter and microwave at 70% power for a minute. Stir. Repeat until melted. Stir in crumbs and nuts. Press a little over half of the crumb mixture into bottom of pan.

Prepare topping. Beat together cheese, condensed milk and vanilla. Add egg and stir until well mixed. Pour cheese mixture over base. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top and bake for 25-28 minutes. Let cool completely. Chill, then cut into bars.

Makes 20 big bars

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Published on June 4, 2007

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy June 4, 2007 at 11:58 am

That is a nice pan!

Joe June 4, 2007 at 12:43 pm

I have a 9×13 springform that has removable sides… love it for bar cookies and cakes!

Heather June 4, 2007 at 1:31 pm

Looks delicious! If I’d like to make it w/o the walnuts, do you have a suggestion on what could be added instead? Or if I just leave them out and don’t add anything in their place, will the recipe stay the same? Thanks!

Heather June 4, 2007 at 1:34 pm

Sorry for all the posts! It kept giving me an error so I thought it never went through!

Claire June 4, 2007 at 1:44 pm

These look great! I’m going to bookmark them and take them to a party next time I have one! BTW, do you know a good place to get a springform like that? That would be great to have for brownies, etc…easier to cut!

Claire June 4, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Well, never mind! I see the link now!

Janet June 4, 2007 at 2:25 pm

Yum, looks delicious…thanks! Will try them this week!

Anj June 4, 2007 at 6:43 pm

Yummy. I’ve got to check out that square springform pan. Here’s a cake I’ve had in my to-try pile for a while. It looks so cute. I don’t know how to insert a link but hope this works. http://flickr.com/photos/candyaddictcom/215168640/

Jackie June 4, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Anna,

You are amazing. I can’t get over how you manage to bake so often. I often think about baking but am usually too lazy to get out the ingredients and do it. Do you have your kitchen organized so that everything you need is close at hand?

Anna June 4, 2007 at 8:48 pm

Amy, I’m glad you are impressed with my pan. I ordered it off Cooking.com.

Joe, I’m not surprised you have it already ;). Seriously, this pan made it easy for even messy me to cut neat squares.

Heather, the walnuts give the crust some extra solidity and the bars hold up really well. Without the nuts, I think they’d taste fine but be more delicate. If you leave out the nuts, add some extra graham crumbs or maybe even some oatmeal just to counteract the sweetness?

Janet, let me know what you think if you try them this week. No rush. We have the rest of our lives.

Jackie, I don’t know how organized I am compared to other people. I have this one cabinet that every time I open it, everything falls out on me. Picking up pots and pans slows me down, but at least I know where things are….so I’m organized in my own special way.

Hippy, you totally DON’T need the fancy pan. I just used it because when that cabinet of stuff fell out on me, the pan appeared.

Anj, that Bear Pool Party Cake has been on my “to-try” list for about 5 years…or ever since they came out with blue Jell-O. Woman’s Day must know the cake is special because they put that same cake on the cover of their magazine every year. Or maybe it’s my imagination and they don’t….I just dreamed they did. I wonder how many women in America have that cake on their “to-try” list.?.

Laurel June 5, 2007 at 9:40 am

These butterscotch bars remind me of one of my son’s favorite desserts. It’s a cheesecake ‘bar’ that contains chopped Nutter Butter cookies.

Laurel

Janet June 5, 2007 at 12:42 pm

I made these bars and I couldn’t even wait until they were cooled to try them….they smelled so good! They are delicious! Recipe was perfect….do you think it would be ok to freeze this recipe? Thanks again.

Anna June 7, 2007 at 11:47 am

Janet, sorry I was slow in answering this. Yes, they freeze well.

Carol July 16, 2007 at 7:32 am

These are excellent. I made 2 batches–one to freeze and for my hubby to sample and one for a work function. I used fat-free condensed milk, reduced fat cream cheese and reduced fat graham crackers. It was a really easy recipe that produced wonderful results! Thanks for sharing.

Carol July 16, 2007 at 7:33 am

These are excellent. I made 2 batches–one to freeze and for my hubby to sample and one for a work function. I used fat-free condensed milk, reduced fat cream cheese and reduced fat graham crackers. It was a really easy recipe that produced wonderful results! Thanks for sharing.

Anna July 16, 2007 at 7:43 am

Hi Carole,

Glad to hear fat free cream cheese works. I guess the condensed milk helps keep it smooth.

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