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Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry Cheesecake BarsThese wonderful, diabetic-friendly cheesecake bars—filled with blueberries—are perfect for picnics but great for a snack or dessert any time.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/3 cup light butter, melted
12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 large eggs
1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup reduced-sugar apricot preserves
1 tablespoon water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray an eight-inch square pan with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and butter, mixing well. Firmly press mixture evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside.
  3. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, beating until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla, beating just until blended. Gently stir in blueberries. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until firm. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Cover and chill 2 hours.
  5. Topping Directions: Combine apricot preserves and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until jam melts. Spread over filling; cut into bars.

Makes 20 bars.

*Frangelico is a hazelnut liquor available at liquor stores. For dietary purposes, please note that this recipe contains alcohol.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe; 1 bar): Calories 100 | Calories from Fat 60 | Fat 6g (sat 3.5g) | Cholesterol 40mg | Sodium 110mg | Carbohydrates 8g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 3g | Protein 3g.

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.