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

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9″x 13″x 2″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2Combine 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.
3Beat 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.
4Spread apple butter over cooled crust.
5Spread cream cheese mixture over apple butter. Top with reserved oat mixture.
6Bake 35-40 minutes or until cream cheese layer is set. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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Other Tag: Quick & Easy