Apple Butter Cheesecake Bars

Apple Butter Cheesecake Bar Recipe

White House Foods® Apple Butter + Cheesecake Bar = A heavenly combination

This recipe is perfect for Fall. Thanksgiving? Halloween Party? Sunday Dessert? Office Party? This is a sure hit recipe!

If you are an apple butter fan, you’re going to need this recipe. As always, it’s simple… (a must for me) and it’s also delicious (also a must)!

The recipe is below, but be sure to refrigerate overnight before serving. This is crucial for texture and flavor. Also, I highly recommend White House Foods® Apple Butter. It is made in Winchester, Virginia with American grown apples. You can find it at your local Wal-Mart, Food Lion, or online here! 

What you’ll need:

For the crust:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the cheesecake layer:
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg at room temp
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
For topping:
How to make it:
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • First the crust: Cut butter into small pieces. Beat together the butter and flour until it is thoroughly combined into crumbly pieces. Place the crust mixture into an ungreased 13×9 baking dish. Pat the crust evenly into the dish with your hands. Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Remove and cool. I placed mine into the fridge to speed up this process.
  • Next the cheesecake mixture: Beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth then add in the egg and vanilla. Beat on medium until evenly combined. Set this mixture to the side.
  • Then the topping: Cut butter into small pieces. In a bowl, use a fork to mix the flour, confectioners’ sugar, butter pieces, pecans, and salt. This mixture will not be smooth. You should have a crumbly/coarse texture. Set to the side.
  • Make the magic happen: Take the cooled crusted and spread the cream cheese mixture on top evenly. Leave an edge around the outside perimeter to from “crust.” Next, spread a thin layer for White House Foods® Apple Butter over the cream cheese layer. Last, sprinkle the crumb topping over the top evenly.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Remove and cool. Cover and store in refrigerator overnight before cutting into square bars.

Let me know if you try them! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

xoxo,

Brittany

 

Check out my easy print and decorate Fall Decor idea here: DIY Fall Decor – Free Printable

 

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Dog Birthday Cake Recipe!

Do you celebrate your dog’s birthdays? If you don’t. this recipe may give you a reason to start!

This recipe is simple, yet your dogs will  L O V E  it!

Not into making it a cake? You could easily use the same recipe but shape into dog treats!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (half for cake, half for icing)
  • 1/2 cup White House Foods® Applesauce (we used chunky but you could also use Original)
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (be sure this is plain)
  • dog treats for decoration (optional)

Here’s how you do it:

 

For the cake- Preheat your oven to 350 degree F. Prepare an 8 inch round pan with by greasing with oil. In a bowl, mix flour and baking soda then set aside. In another bowl, mix vegetable oil, 1/2 cup of the peanut butter, White House Foods® Applesauce, and the canned pumpkin puree. Mix the wet ingredients then add egg and stir. Once all the wet ingredients are combined, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir until mixture is evenly distributed. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Test the center with a toothpick or knife. Let the cake cool before removing from the pan. While the cake is cooling, mix together the other half (1/4 cup) of peanut butter and plain Greek yogurt. Once the cake is cool, top the cake with icing and dog treats. Serve to happy dogs!

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Easy Recipes: Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Easy Recipes: Chocolate Applesauce Cake

I am the QUEEN of Easy Recipes, and this one is 100% one of my favorites!

You may be thinking, Chocolate, applesauce, and cake is a questionable trio….. BUT trust me the trio was meant to be!close pic

I was skeptical but after tasting, this is going

to be my holiday dessert go-to. First of all, it was super simple. You do not need to be a fancy baker to pull this off. Second, I typically have all of the ingredients in my pantry… perfect for those last minute holiday parties or guests. 

I took this cake into the office break-room and it was gone within minutes. IT’s a must try…and then try again!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups White House Foods® Original Applesauce
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9×13 pan.
  • Combine all the listed ingredients EXCEPT– 2 tablespoons of sugar and the chocolate chips—in a large mixing bowl. Stir until everything is evenly combined.
  • Pour the batter into greased pan.
  • Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of sugar over top of batter in pan. Then sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of batter and sugar.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.
  • Let cool of 10 minutes then sprinkle powdered sugar over top of cake.
  • Serve warm & enjoy!

 

Try it for your next Sunday dessert or upcoming holiday festivities and let me know what you thought! Comment below or tag me on social @coldcoffeegrind 

piece with jar

 

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As always, thanks for reading and happy baking!

 

xoxo,

 

Brittany

Easter Bunny Trail Mix!

When it comes to food, PRESENTATION is everything. This simple trail mix recipe is literally the easiest thing I have ever thrown together, and yet I the crowd always goes wild. This is a “go to” treat at Easter Dinner and school parties! It’s delicious, looks adorable, yet requires little time and effort….always a win in my book!

This recipe is perfect for a large crowd or school party. If you want a smaller serving, cut the recipe in half! Have fun with it and change up the ratio for your preference of sweet vs. savory!

Easter Bunny Trail Mix

Mix all ingredients together and serve in an line with tissue paper! Remember, presentation is everything.  

If you have trouble finding these items in your store, just click the direct links for a little shopping help! And for those of you with a sweet tooth (like me) add in a little more of those Cadbury eggs and M&M’s. #noregrets

As always, thanks for reading and if you make this at home.. share and tag me @coldcoffeegrind! I would love to see.

 

xoxo,

Brittany

 

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