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Cherries and cheesecake make me so happy! These Cherry Cheesecake Bars have both and are baked on a walnut, brown sugar, coconut crust.

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

dinasdiner
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 Cups Walnuts, chopped
  • 1 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut
  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 2 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla

Instructions
 

  • You will need to divide this crust.  Reserve 1 cup for the top and use all the rest for the bottom.
  • Chop the walnuts in a food processor or use a knife.  Chop them very small.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, brown sugar and coconut to the nuts.
  • Cut up the butter into small pieces and but it in the nut mixture.  I use my fingers to break it into even smaller pieces.
  • Place crust in a 13 x 9 pan. Use your fingers to spread evenly in pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.  You want it to be golden brown.
  • While crust is cooking, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes
  • Add eggs one at a time and then add vanilla.
  • Pour this mixture on the hot crust when it comes out of the oven.
  • Cook again for another 15 minutes.
  • When the cheesecake is done cooking, take it out and pour on the cherry pie filling.
  • Sprinkle on the remaining walnut mixture.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Cool completely and refrigerate overnight.
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