Praline Cream Cheese Bars

Praline Cream Cheese Bars

3/4 butter or margarine , softened

1 cup sugar, divided

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided

1 1/2 cups flour

16 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 eggs

1/2 cup almond brickle chips

3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Mix butter, 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract with electric mixer on med speed. Mix until light and fluffy, gradually add the flour, mix on low speed until blended.

Press on bottom of 13 x 9 pan 20-23 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine cream cheese, remaining sugar& vanilla extract with electric mixer on medium speed. Mix until well blended, add eggs combining well, blend in the chips and pour over crust.

Dot top of mixture with caramel topping and with knife, cut through batter for marbled effect.

Bake 30 minutes, then cool in pan, chill before cutting into bars.

YIELD: 36 Bars

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