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Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

All the super flavors of a lavish cheesecake reside in these chocolate- and raspberry-topped bars with a shortbread crust.

   
 

Preparation Time: 25 Mins.
Total Time to Serve: 3 Hours 25 Mins.
Servings: 24

INGREDIENTS

20 Keebler® Sandies® Simply Shortbread cookies Keebler® Sandies® Simply Shortbread cookies
1/2 all-purpose flour all-purpose flour
3 butter or margarine, melted butter or margarine, melted
3 cream cheese, softened cream cheese, softened
3/4 sugar sugar
1/2 almond extract almond extract
1/2 vanilla vanilla
3 eggs eggs
1 seedless red raspberry preserves seedless red raspberry preserves
1/2 semi-sweet chocolate morsels or white chocolate morsels semi-sweet chocolate morsels or white chocolate morsels
1 shortening shortening

DIRECTIONS

1. In medium bowl stir together KEEBLER SANDIES Simply Shortbread cookies, flour and butter. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in large mixer bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, almond extract and vanilla on medium speed of an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined after each addition. Carefully spread over hot crust. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 23 minutes more or until almost set. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour.

3. In small bowl stir raspberry preserves until smooth. Carefully spoon small dollops of raspberry preserves over cheesecake mixture. Spread to cover top.

4. In small microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate morsels and shortening. Micro-cook at high for 30 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Drizzle over raspberry preserves. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into 2-inch squares.

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2 Ratings & Reviews for Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

I made these for my boyfriend for Valentines and they were a huge hit. It was a very simple cheesecake to make and incredibly delicious. The shortbread cookie base made for a creative touch and really added to the creamy flavour. Also, mine came out looking exactly like the photo. Highly recommend this recipe!

- Desiree on Feb 19, 2013

I have made this dish for a few years now. It is by far the most requested dessert I make. The only thing I change is the chocolate. Instead of the regular chocolate I use the white chocolate chips instead. It is amazing!

- Amber on Dec 19, 2012

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