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Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars
Easy-to-make cheesecake dessert bars that taste like the famous ice cream pop!
- 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 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
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.
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