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Almond Cheesecake Bars

Almond Cheesecake BarsLight and creamy cheesecake bars topped with toasted almonds.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/4 cups graham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs
1/3 cup light butter, melted
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, finely ground

Filling:
12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 large eggs
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup toasted, sliced almonds

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray an 8x8-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until firm.
  3. Mix cream cheese and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl, and mixing well after each addition. Add sour cream and extracts; mix well. Pour over prepared crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 47 minutes, or until firm.
  5. Top with toasted almonds.

Makes 20 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bar): Calories 120 | Calories from Fat 70 | Fat 8g (sat 3.5g) | Cholesterol 35mg | Sodium 105mg | Carbohydrates 8g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 4g | Protein 4g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.