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Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars

Easy-to-make cheesecake dessert bars that taste like the famous ice cream pop!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake bars, orange creamsicles
Servings: 8
Calories: 337kcal

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar

FILLING

  • 1 pkg orange gelatin dessert small size--4 servings
  • 2 bars 8 oz each cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup cream -OR- half & half
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1-2 cups whipped topping or whipped cream OPTIONAL

Instructions

  • Mix all crust ingredients and press into a 11 x 7-inch pan.
  • (OPTIONAL STEP) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake the crust for about 15 minutes or until the edges begin to brown (ONLY IF YOU ARE BAKING THE CRUST, OTHERWISE OMIT THIS STEP)
  • Place the gelatin mix in a small bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved; cool slightly.
  • Stir the cream into the gelatin mixture.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and confectioner's sugar until smooth and velvety.
  • Continue to beat and gradually add the gelatin mixture, beating well so it's mixed thoroughly.
  • (OPTIONAL STEP) Fold in whipped topping/whipped cream if you want a lighter texture.
  • Pour over crust, cover and chill until filling is set, preferably overnight but at least 4 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg