French Apricot Cream Cheese Bars

A rich bar cookie with a cake mix for the bar base and crumbly topping. The filling is a rich layer of apricot preserves topped with a cream cheese layer

Yields

9 by 13 pan

Ingredients

Topping and base: 1 French Vanilla Cake Mix ⅓ cup melted margarine 1 egg Filling: 1 - 12 ounce jar of apricot preserves 1 - 8 ounce package light cream cheese ½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 egg

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. spray a 9x13 pan with non stick spray. Combine cake mix, margarine, and egg. Mix with a fork until crumbly. Gently spoon 1½ cups into a small bowl and set aside for topping. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Spread preserves evenly over crust when it cools a little. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg, beat until smooth. Spread evenly over preserves.Sprinkle reserved cake mix mixture over cream cheese layer.Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Chill before serving. Store in fridge.