Kahlua Cheesecake Bars

         Yield: 24 Servings
Categories: Desserts, Bars, Cheese

-------------------------------BROWNIE LAYER------------------------------- 6 tb Unsalted butter or margarine 6 oz Semi-sweet chocolate 3/4 c All purpose flour 1/2 ts Baking powder 1/4 ts Salt 3/4 c Lightly brown sugar, packed 2 lg Eggs 1 tb Instant espresso coffee ------------------------------CHEESECAKE LAYER------------------------------ 8 oz Cream cheese, softened 1/2 c Sugar 2 tb All purpose flour 2 lg Eggs 3 tb Kahlua or strong coffee 1 ts Vanilla extract 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon ------------------------------SOUR CREAM LAYER------------------------------ 1 1/2 c Sour cream 1/3 c Sugar 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 13 X 9 inch pan. 2. BROWNIE LAYER: Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. Set aside to cool. 3. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl beat brown sugar, eggs, powdered coffee and vanilla until blended. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture. Spread batter in an even layer in prepared pan. 4. CHEESECAKE LAYER: Beat cream cheese, sugar and flour in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in liqueur, vanilla and cinnamon. Carefully pour over brownie layer and spread in an even layer. Bake 20 minutes until the top is almost set. 5. MEANWHILE MAKE SOUR CREAM LAYER: Mix sour cream and sugar. After bars have baked 20 minutes, remove pan from oven and carefully spread sour cream mixture over top. Return to oven and bake 10 minutes longer. Cool pan completely on wire rack before cutting in bars. Makes 24 bars. Per bar: 237 calories, 3g protein, 3g carbohydrates, 15g fat, 67mg cholestrol with butter ( 59mg cholestrol with margarine), 83mg sodium, Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 3 fat. Source: Woman's Day March 12, 1996 From the recipe files of suzy@gannett.infi.net Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #257 Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 00:38:49 -0400 (EDT) From: suzy <suzy@gannett.infi.net>