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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Even though the city called off it's firework display due to rain and high winds, my family still grilled out and I made a yummy dessert!  After all, it's STILL the 4th of July!  Happy Birthday America!  The original recipe for this cheescake calls for a box of Betty Crocker Cherry Chip cake mix and frosting.  However, the store was OUT of that kind.  So I bought Strawberry Cake mix and Strawberry Frosting.  YUM!  I think next time I make this, I'll try lemon cake and frosting!

Cheesecake Bars
1 box Betty Crocker Strawberry Cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) softened cream cheese
1 container B.C. Strawberry Frosting
3 eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, beat dry cake mix and butter on low speed til crumbly; reserve 1 cup.  Press remaining mixtue in bottom of 13 X 9 inch pan.  In the same bowl, beat cream cheese and frosting on medium speed until smooth.  Beat in eggs until blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumbly mixture.  Bake about 45 minutes or until set.  Cool completely.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  For bars, cut into squares.  Store covered in the refrigerator. 

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