This cheesecake was perfection even before we added the double caramel-pecan topping. In other words: The final dish surpasses perfection.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 32 servings
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup coarsely chopped PLANTERS Pecans, divided
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 Tbsp. vanilla
50 KRAFT Caramels, divided
2 Tbsp. water, divided
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Combine graham crumbs, 1/2 cup nuts, granulated sugar and butter; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, brown sugar and flour in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
Microwave 36 caramels and 1 Tbsp. water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until caramels are completely melted when stirred. Add to cream cheese batter; stir until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours.
Microwave remaining caramels and remaining water in same microwaveable bowl 1 min. or until caramels are completely melted when stirred. Drizzle over cheesecake; let stand until firm. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into bars to serve.
Make your next celebration extra special with these indulgent cheesecake bars.
To get the 50 caramels needed to prepare this recipe, you will need to purchase 2 pkg. (11 oz. each) KRAFT Caramels. Reserve the remaining caramels for another use.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.