Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars are absolutely delicious! This one is pictured with a Rada Vegetable Peeler.
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Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Brace yourself; this Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bar is so delicious it will knock you out of this world! Just make sure to grab yourself a piece early, because once your friends and family taste them, they’ll be gone in a flash! 

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 lb.) pkg. oatmeal cookie mix
  • 3 Granny Smith or Gala apples
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, pour 1 package oatmeal cookie mix. Add 1/2 cup butter.
  • Set aside half of the crumb and butter mixture for later.
  • Place the other half in a 9 x 13″ pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  • While the mixture is baking, combine 2 packages cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Core and slice 3 apples and finely chop. 
  •  In a bowl, combine apples, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Mix well.
  • When cookie mixture is done baking, remove from oven and spread cream cheese mixture evenly across the top.
  • Sprinkle cream cheese mixture with apple mixture.
  • Add remaining cookie mixture to top. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. Drizzle with caramel ice cream topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until topping has set.