Cranberry Almond Cheesecake Squares

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20 Minutes Prep
3 Hours 25 Minutes Total
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16 Servings
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110 Calories per Serving

Nature Valley® protein granola makes a wonderful crust for these easy cheesecake bars.

By Betty Crocker Kitchens


Ingredients
Crust
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 1/2 cups Nature Valley™ cranberry almond protein granola
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup butter, melted
Cheesecake Filling
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 12 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/3 cup sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 eggs
Cranberry Layer
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3/4 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce
Topping
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/3 cup sliced almonds
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In food processor, place granola. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until finely ground. Place in small bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons sugar and the melted butter until well combined. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan. Bake 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, flour, almond extract and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Carefully spread Cheesecake Filling on top of crust. Drop Cranberry Layer by spoonfulls on top of Cheesecake Filling. Top with almonds.
  4. Bake 40 minutes or until lightly browned around edges and center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
Expert Tips
  • Use your favorite jam in place of the canned cranberry sauce.
Nutrition

1 Serving

Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 45); Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 2.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 25mg; Sodium 30mg; Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 10g); Protein 3g

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 2%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat