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Mint Cheesecake Bars

Mint Cheesecake BarsThis bar cookie pairs a crunchy graham cracker with a creamy mint-flavored cheesecake filling to create a sumptuous dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup light butter, melted

Filling:
12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 drops green food color

Chocolate Drizzle:
12 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Spray one eight-inch square pan with baking spray. Set aside
  3. Mix crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared pan. Bake 8 minutes or until firm.
  4. Mix cream cheese and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla, mint extract and green food coloring; mix well.
  5. Pour over prepared crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until firm.
  7. Refrigerate cheesecake bars 2 hours or until chilled and firm. Melt chocolate and drizzle over the top.

Makes 20 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe): Calories from Fat: 100; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Sodium: 105mg; Total Carbs: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 11g; Protein: 4g.

Exchanges Per Serving: 1 Starch, 2 Fats.

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.