These Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars are just as refreshing as they look!  Bright and beautiful!  The perfect easy and light dessert for a Spring Brunch, Ladies Tea, Bridal Shower or Baby Shower.

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars | The perfect easy and light dessert for a Spring Brunch, Ladies Tea, Bridal Shower or Baby Shower.

Reminiscent of the 50/50 bar these Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars will take you back to a time when playing outside was what we all did and getting an ice cream from the ice cream man (truck) was a treat!  Don’t forget the kids!  How about making them ORANGE CREAM POPS, ORANGE CREAM CAKE POPS or ORANGE DREAM PUPPY CHOW.

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars

Preparation 30 minutes 2017-07-21T00:30:00+00:00 Cook Time 50 minutes 2017-07-21T00:50:00+00:00 Serves Serves 24     adjust servings

Enjoy the flavors of Summer!

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 - 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Orange Cheesecake Layer

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 3 drops red food coloring

Instructions

    For the Crust:

    1. Put wafers into a food processor and pulse until the wafers are in crumb form.
    2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    3. In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs and butter.
    4. Press into greased 13-in x 9-in. baking pan.

    For the Cheesecake Layer:

    1. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
    2. Add the milk, eggs and vanilla beat until combined.
    3. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over crust.

    For the Orange Cheesecake Layer:

    1. Add the orange juice concentrate, orange peel, extract and food coloring to the remaining cream cheese mixture; beat until combined.
    2. Lightly pour over first layer.
    3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set.
    4. Cool on a wire rack.
    5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.

    Recipe Notes

    This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain

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    Comments

    Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars — 17 Comments

    1. Hi Sheryl,
      What a great idea for a bar, I will just love this lovely creation so full of flavor! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    2. WOW these orange creamsicle cheesecake treats sound wonderful. As a child I loved orange creamsicles with a pretzel log. Think I’ll try it with a pretzel crust for memory sake. I’ll let you know how it tastes!! Thanks again for your wonderful recipes.

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