Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an 8x8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.         
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to combine butter, sugar, vanilla, baking cocoa, salt, food coloring and vinegar. Add eggs and mix well to combine. Add flour, ¼ cup at a time, blending well between each addition. Reserve ¼ cup of batter.
  3. Pour the remaining batter into prepared baking pan.             
  4. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the cream cheese topping ingredients. Blend until smooth. 
  5. Spread the cream cheese topping evenly covering the brownie batter. Drop teaspoons of the reserved brownie batter on top of the cream cheese layer. Using a knife, drag zigzag lines through the batter to create a swirl design. 
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely before slicing. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Created by Kimberly D.,
ALDI Holiday Cookie Contest Grand Prize & Cookie Bar Recipe Winner


Ingredients:

Red Velvet Brownie:

Carlini Cooking Spray

½ cup Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter, melted

1 cup Baker's Corner Granulated Sugar

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Pure Vanilla

¼ cup Baker's Corner Baking Cocoa*

¼ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt

1 tablespoon red food coloring

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or Tuscan Garden White Vinegar

2 Goldhen Large Eggs

¾ cup Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour

Cream Cheese Topping:

8 ounces Happy Farms Cream Cheese, softened

¼ cup Baker's Corner Granulated Sugar

1 Goldhen Large Egg

½ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Pure Vanilla

*These are Seasonal items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.


Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
30 minutes

Total Time:
50 minutes


Yields:
16 bars