A mix of a traditional holiday favorite and a classic dessert, these cranberry cheesecake bars are the perfect way to end any holiday dinner.
Yields: 32 Bars
1 package (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 packages (8 oz ea) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1 1/4 cups whole berry cranberry sauce
Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray 9x13 cake pan with non-stick spray.
Stir together cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, softened butter and 1 egg until crumbly; stir in chopped nuts; press mixture evenly into bottom of prepared cake pan.
Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 eggs until smooth and creamy; spread cream cheese mixture over crust.
Stir cranberry sauce and spoon in rows down the length of the pan. Using a butter knife, gently swirl cranberry and cream cheese. Bake 40-45 minutes or until cream cheese is set and crust is cooked. Cool before cutting. Cut into 32 bars. Refrigerate leftovers.