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Caramel Cheesecake Bites Recipe with Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend and Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend

These caramel cheesecake bites taste truly decadent. Created by Baking Star contest judge April Athena of CookWithApril, these bars have 5% fewer calories* and 33% less sugar* than the regular sugar-sweetened version. Makes 24 pieces (approximately 2-inch squares). To watch April demonstrate how to make this recipe, click here.

  • Serving Size: 2 2x2-inch squares (100g)
320 Calories

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 1 Tbsp Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend

  • 14 cup + 2 Tbsp butter, melted

  • 4 (8 ounce) packages reduced fat cream cheese, softened

  • 12 cup Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

  • 2 Tbsp flour

  • 12 cup light sour cream

  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

  • 3 eggs

  • 12 bag (about 227g) caramels, unwrapped

  • 2 Tbsp water, divided

  • 12 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine graham cracker crumbs, Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend, and melted butter in a medium bowl. Press crumb mixture firmly into a foiled 9” x 13” pan. Bake crust at 350°F for 10 minutes.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine softened cream cheese, Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend, and flour with a hand mixer. Next, add sour cream and vanilla extract and continue mixing. Finally, mix in eggs.

  3. Heat caramels and water in microwave for 30 seconds until melted. Pour about 34 of the caramel sauce into cheesecake batter and mix. Pour batter onto crust.

  4. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes.

  5. Cut cooled bars into 24 (approximately 2” square) bites. Store refrigerated.

  6. Top bites with chopped walnuts and drizzle with remaining caramel sauce before serving.

*These bars have 320 calories and 18 grams of sugar per serving compared to the full-sugar version which have 340 calories and 27 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 320
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 110mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 18g
Erythritol 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 4% DV
Vitamin C 0% DV
Calcium 4% DV
Iron 4% DV

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