Tested till perfect Toffee Cheesecake Squares
Toffee Cheesecake Squares
Photography by Ryan Szulc

Toffee Cheesecake Squares

A wedge of cheesecake is always tempting, but squares of it covered with toffee bits are irresistibly easy to pop in your mouth.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Holiday Best: 2001

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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  • Portion size 40

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (250 g) 1pkg (250 g)vanilla wafer cookievanilla wafer cookies
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfinely chopped pecanpecans, toasted
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcinnamon
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupbutter, melted

Filling:

  • 2 pkg (each 250 g) 2pkg (each 250 g)cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupgranulated sugar
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhipping cream
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvanilla
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuptoffee bits
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Preparation

Grease 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan; line with parchment paper. Set aside.

In food processor, whirl cookies until in fine crumbs to make 2-1/4 cups (550 mL). In bowl, stir together crumbs, pecans and cinnamon; using fork, stir in butter until moistened. Press into prepared pan. Bake in centre of 350?F (180?C) oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.

Filling: In bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in cream and vanilla; pour over crust. Tap pan on counter to remove air bubbles.

Bake in centre of 350?F (180?C) oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Bake until centre is set, 10 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Refrigerate until firm, 2 hours. Cut into squares. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional Information Per square: about

cal 126 pro 2g total fat 10g sat. fat 5g
carb 8g fibre 0 chol 38mg sodium 80mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 3 vit A 9 folate 2
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