Combine two classic desserts in one with Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars! Swap in Neufchatel cheese for the cream cheese for a lower-calorie replacement. These Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars are creamy and dreamy!
Line 8-inch square baking dish with foil, leaving ends of foil hanging over sides of dish. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp. cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture for later use; press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of prepared dish. Bake 25 min. or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, vanilla and 1/2 cup of the remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Set aside. Combine remaining 2 tsp. sugar and 1/8 tsp. cinnamon.
Pour cream cheese mixture into crust; top with reserved crumb mixture and cinnamon sugar.
Bake 45 to 50 min. or until center of cheesecake is almost set; cool completely.
Refrigerate 4 hrs. Use foil handles to remove cheesecake from dish before cutting into bars.
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g
Saturated Fat 24g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 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.