Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Bars

These aren’t just regular cheesecake bars.  With the almond meal in the crust and the almond extract in the cheesecake, these bars taste like a pastry! You know those almond pasties you eat for breakfast?  These taste really similar.

The crust is phenomenal and the bars are very easy to make. Enjoy!

Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Bars
From: “Bars & Squares” Book

Base
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup butter, softened

Topping
1 pkg cream cheese- 8 oz
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup cream
1/2 tsp almond extract

1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, and ground almonds. Using an electric mixer on low, beat in butter until crumbly. Press evenly into 8×8 inch baking pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add melted chocolate, sugar and eggs until blended. Gradually add cream and almond extract, mixing until smooth. Spread over base.
3. Return to oven and bake until top is just set, 25 to 35 minutes. (Mine took 30 mins) Let cool completely in pan, then refrigerate until firm for easy cutting. Enjoy.

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