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STRAWBERRY GREEK YOGURT DESSERT BARS

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Ingredients
  

CRUST

  • 6 GRAHAM CRACKERS, CRUSHED OR 3/4-1 CUP GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS
  • 3 TBSP MELTED BUTTER I USED 3-4 TBS BUTTER BECAUSE I WANTED DENSE BASE

CHEESECAKE BAR BASE

    • 6 OZ CREAM CHEESE I USED THE ENTIRE BLOCK
    • 1 CUP PLAIN OR GREEK YOGURT
    • 1/3 CUP SUGAR
    • 1 EGG
    • 1 EGG WHITE
    • 1 1/2 TSP. VANILLA
    • 2 TBSP FLOUR
    • 1 PINCH OF SALT

    STRAWBERRY TOPPING

    • 8 STRAWBERRIES HULLED
    • 2 TBSP SUGAR OPTIONAL DEPENDING ON SWEETNESS OF STRAWBERRIES
    • 1 CUP PLAIN YOGURT GREEK, PLAIN, NONFAT, ETC.
    • 1/2 TSP VANILLA

    Instructions
     

    • PREHEAT OVEN TO 350
    • LINE AN 8X8 BAKING SHEET WITH PARCHMENT PAPER +SPRAY WITH COOKING SPRAY
    • PROCESS GRAHAM CRACKERS WITH FOOD PROCESSOR IF USING WHOLE CRACKERS. ADD MELTED BUTTER. PROCESS AGAIN TO MIX.
    • FOLD MIXTURE INTO BAKING DISH AND PRESS FIRMLY WITH HANDS OR SPATULA. BAK 5-7 MINUTES. REMOVE AND SET TO COOL

    CHEESECAKE LAYER/FILLING

    • CLEAN FOOD PROCESSOR AND ADD CREAM CHEESE, YOGURT, SUGAR, VANILLA, + SALT. PROCESS UNTIL SMOOTH. ADD EGG +EGG WHITE. ADD FLOUR AND PROCESS.
    • POUR CHEESECAKE MIXTURE OVER THE COOLED CRUST + BAKE 25-30 MINUTES UNTIL SET IN MIDDLE (IT MIGHT JIGGLE A SMIDGE).

    STRAWBERRY TOPPING

    • REMOVE CHEESECAKE FROM THE OVEN+ POUR STRAWBERRY TOPPING OVER THE CHEESECAKE. IT SHOULD POOL OVER THE CHEESECAKE BASE. RETURN TO OVEN AND BAKE ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES.
    • TRANSFER THE BAKING DISH TO WIRE RACK TO COOL. THEN PUT BARS IN FRIDGE TO CHILL +SET OVERNIGHT.
    • CUT INTO 12 BARS (I CUT MINE IN HALF) AND ADD STRAWBERRY SLICE IF YOU LIKE.
    • ** MY BASE LOOKED LIKE PEPTO BISMOL + I THINK IT'S BECAUSE I ADDED MORE STRAWBERRIES TO THE TOPPING.