Paradise Cheesecake Bars

Paradise Cheesecake Bars

Tags: Bars, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Ready Time: 150 min
  • Yield: 2 to 3 dozen bars

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 1 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut

FILLING

  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained, 1/4 cup juice reserved
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 (1 oz.) squares white chocolate, melted and cooled

TOPPING

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 (1 oz.) squares semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 (1 oz.) squares white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • Finely chopped macadamia nuts

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 400°F. Beat flour, sugar, butter and egg yolk in medium bowl. Beat in 1/4 cup nuts and coconut. Press mixture into bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • BAKE 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned; remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • BEAT cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Beat in eggs, orange juice, reserved pineapple juice, orange extract and orange peel. Stir in melted white chocolate.
  • SPRINKLE pineapple over crust. Pour filling over pineapple.
  • BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is just set. Cool. Chill in refrigerator.
  • HEAT cream in 1-quart microwave-safe measure on HIGH (100% power) 50 to 60 seconds or until bubbly. Stir in chopped chocolates. Let stand 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in orange extract.
  • SPREAD chocolate mixture over chilled bars. Sprinkle with additional nuts; chill 30 minutes. Cut into bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 bar of 24), Calories 310 (Calories from Fat 180), Total Fat 20g (Saturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 135mg, Total Carbohydrate 30g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 24g), Protein 5g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 10%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.