Here's a yummy holiday bar from my mother's recipe collection that my family and friends just love! The delicious butter crust makes it special. It goes very nicely on a Thanksgiving dessert buffet table (if you have room for dessert)!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat cake mix, butter, and 1 egg together in a bowl using an electric mixer on low speed until mixture is crumbly; stir in pecans. Press mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is set, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, 1 egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. Stir cranberry sauce and nutmeg together in a separate bowl. Carefully spread cream cheese mixture onto crust. Spoon cranberry sauce mixture in 3 rows lengthwise over cream cheese mixture. Pull a knife through cranberry sauce mixture into cream cheese mixture to form swirls.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cream cheese mixture is set, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; 14.7 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 297 mg sodium. 39 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2016
I would have given it 5 but I kicked it to the next level by doubling the cheesecake topping and adding some chopped nuts and a sprinkle of nutmeg to the top. It was awesome and disappeared at our company holiday get together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2016
I would have given it 5 but I kicked it to the next level by doubling the cheesecake topping and adding some chopped nuts and a sprinkle of nutmeg to the top. It was awesome and disappeared at our company holiday get together. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2016
I would have given it 5 but I kicked it to the next level by doubling the cheesecake topping and adding some chopped nuts and a sprinkle of nutmeg to the top. It was awesome and disappeared at our company holiday get together. Read More