Cream Cheese Oat Bars

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

With Fall upon us, these are a wonderful treat. I love the apple butter in the recipe. Yum!!


Recipe from: Taste of the south


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Serves:

16 bars

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
2 c
quick cooking oats
2 c
chopped cashews
1 3/4 c
granulated sugar, divided into 1 cup and 3/4 cup
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 c
unsalted butter, melted
16 oz
cream cheese softened
2 large
eggs
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
apple butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9″x 13″x 2″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2
Combine flour, oats, cashews, 1 cup sugar, and baking soda in a large bowl. Stir in melted butter. Reserve 1 & 1/2 cups of mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Set pan on wire rack to cool.
3
Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer. When mixture is creamy, add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add lemon juice and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
4
Spread apple butter over cooled crust.
5
Spread cream cheese mixture over apple butter. Top with reserved oat mixture.
6
Bake 35-40 minutes or until cream cheese layer is set. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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