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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

This recipe comes from Kraft foods. They have a very useful website chock full of tasty recipes that are simple, quick and made with ingredients you are very familiar with. It is worth checking out ~ they have a virtual recipe box where you can store and organize the ones you like. You can also print out a shopping list for your next trip to the market. If you sign up, they will send handy tips and meal ideas right to your inbox. I really find this site to be the perfect place to go when I am short on time but need to make something that is delicious, such as these White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake bars. I made them to take to work for a co-worker’s birthday and they were a hit. If you are intimidated by the thought of baking a cheesecake, don’t be. You really cannot mess this one up, I swear:
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars


12 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (i.e. Oreos), finely crushed

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

3 squares White Chocolate, divided

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1/4 cup red raspberry preserves


Heat oven to 350ºF. Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 8- or 9-inch square pan. Melt 2 chocolate squares as directed on package.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

Bake 25 to 28 min. or until center is almost set. Cool 5 min.; spread with preserves. Melt remaining chocolate square; drizzle over cheesecake. Cool cheesecake completely. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Yield: 9 servings


Alison Kelley said...

I love the Kraft Food website. I've made quite a few of their appetizers and meals and they are great. Their healthy meals are really good too! These cheesecake bars looks so good!

jacjewelry said...

These bars look so delicious! I wish I worked at your office - your co-worker is lucky!!!