A creamy cheesecake filling is sandwiched between a sugar cookie base and a cinnamon pecan streusel. These Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Cheesecake Bars are like two desserts in one but with only 15 minutes of effort required.
Do you ever associate a specific food with a time in your life? Like a specific smell or a song might take you back in time, food can also have the same effect. The mere mention of these Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Cheesecake Bars can instantly transport me back in time. The first time I made them, I was overdue with our first child and per usual, decided to bake something for something to do. Apparently the back pain I was experiencing was actually the first sign of labor and I ended up never getting a single bite. They were baked and put into the fridge to cool and instead our amazing neighbors who were looking after our cat, Thomas, got to enjoy them instead.
So I filed the recipe away in a binder with the thought that one day I’d give them another try. Apparently that day happened to be six and a half years later.
Better now than never! A creamy cheesecake filling is sandwiched between a sugar cookie base and a cinnamon pecan streusel. Cheesecake. Cookie. Streusel. Three words that can only mean delicious – especially when included in each and every bite of this easy dessert!
And to think I’ve been missing out on these easy cheesecake bars for all this time! What was I thinking?
I told Camryn I really should name these bars after her. A sweet recipe for the sweet girl that first made me a mama. Of course, she wholeheartedly agreed. Which then caused her sister to squeal because I haven’t named any recipes after her.
Drama filled donuts do seem to have a certain ring to them, don’t they?
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