Love cheesecake, but looking for a twist? Featuring a salty pretzel crust, creamy peanut butter-and-chocolate layers, and a crunchy pretzel topping, these delicious Candy Bar-Cheesecake Bars are an easy-to-make handheld dessert. If you love the combination of salty and sweet, you will absolutely love these cheesecake bars -- and so will anyone you serve them to!
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 28 Servings
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6 cups miniature pretzel twists, divided
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup butter, melted
4 pkg. (250 g each) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup Kraft Extra Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
1/3 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
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How do I make it ?
Heat oven to 325°F.
Line 13x9-inch pan with parchment, with ends of parchment extending over sides. Finely crush 5 cups pretzels; place in medium bowl. Add brown sugar and butter; mix well. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min.
Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
Pour half the batter into medium bowl; stir in peanut butter. Pour over crust.
Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips as directed on package; stir into remaining batter. Pour over peanut butter layer in pan; spread to evenly cover peanut butter layer with chocolate batter.
Bake 40 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool 1 hour. Refrigerate 4 hours.
Melt remaining chocolate chips; drizzle over cheesecake. Crush remaining pretzels lightly; sprinkle over cheesecake. Top with nuts. Use parchment handles to remove cheesecake from pan before cutting into bars.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
These easy-to-make bars can be refrigerated up to 24 hours. Drizzle with melted chocolate, then top with nuts and lightly crushed remaining pretzels just before serving.
Since this decadent cheesecake makes 28 servings, it's the perfect dessert to serve at your next party.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 19 g
Saturated fat 11 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 6 g
28 servings, 1 bar each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.