Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bar
Super easy to make and tastes like a creamsicle ice cream bar! YUM!!
Full recipe in video below!
1 ½ cups graham crackers crumbs
6 tablespoons light butter (melted)
8oz light cool whip
½ cup brown sugar alternative
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 8 ounce package light cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup fresh orange juice (from about 2 oranges)
1 teaspoon fine orange zest (from 1 orange)
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Combine enough melted butter with the cookie crumbs to get a moistened, wet sand kind of mixture. This should be moist but not glossy. Press this into a 9x9 pan and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
Add cool whip to a bowl and add in vanilla & brown sugar. Chill until needed.
Beat cream cheese until very smooth, a couple of minutes in a stand mixer (if the cheese is not at room temperature it won't whip up nicely and this may result in a lumpy filling). Mix the vanilla extract, orange juice and zest with the cream cheese until well combined.
Gently fold in the sweetened whip cream.
Freeze for 3-4 hours, or until the dessert is fully chilled and hardened. Let stand 5 minutes or so before cutting – this will make it easier but keep the bar solid. Store in the freezer.
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Recipe inspiration from pipercooks.com