Pecan-Pie Cheesecake Bars

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This Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars recipe combines the lovely and sweet flavor of a cheesecake with the bright crunch of pecans in to a pie. The whole pecan and cheesecake recipe is layered so that the end result is a pretty effect of the brown base made from graham wafers, the white middle that is the cheesecake, and the topping of pecans cooked in sugar that makes the pecan pie portion of this layered snack. This dish is rich enough and made with enough special ingredients that you can proudly serve it not only to the family for dinner but also to any guests, relatives or unexpected friends who might be dropping in for dinner. This dish is quite special, and the cheesecake bars recipe is surprisingly easy.

If you like, and if you have any up and coming bakers in the house who might want to help you out with this pecan pie cheesecake bars recipe, it can be easily broken up in to the various layers of the graham cracker base, the middle cheesecake and the pecan topping with different people preparing each layer. That could make pulling this dessert together a much easier affair. Each person could make one layer. In that way this cheesecake recipe could be made in very short order. Once made, it only needs to sit in the fridge and chill for several hours in order to allow the flavors to comingle and come together for best flavor.

This recipe does include pecans, a lovely and lightly sweet nut that is particularly good in sweet recipes such as cakes, pies, and well, cheesecake bars recipes. It is also great to know that ingredients such as nuts that you include in what you know are pretty decadent and nutrient poor foods that you have, in part, mitigated the problem by including nutritious and healthful ingredients like these pecans. All seeds and nuts are action packed with vitamins and minerals as well as other important components such as good fats and great protein. So you can be glad to see nuts and seeds as part of dessert menus. As well, this cheesecake bars recipe includes cream cheese, a dairy product that provides good protein, too. So there are a few things in this dish that do offset the high fat and sugar content that is always so worrisome in sweet desserts. One of the best ways to ensure that you are at least beginning to balance the sugar and fat load in any dessert is to include fresh fruits, dried fruits as well as nuts and seeds wherever possible. That often bumps up the nutrients and helps slow the sugar upload to the blood stream.

Nutrition Facts for: Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars From Shugary Sweets
Ingredients: Graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, cream cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, light brown sugar, light corn syrup, heavy cream kosher salt, pecan halves.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 313, Calories from Fat 194, Total Fat 21.6g 33%, Saturated Fat 9.2g 46%, Cholesterol 55mg 18%, Sodium 234mg 10%, Potassium 81mg 2%, Carbohydrates 28.4g 9%, Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 18.0g, Protein 3.7g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 3%, Iron 6%

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