Creamy Orange-Vanilla Squares

MADE WITH: Honey Bunches of Oats

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain with Vanilla Bunches, divided
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine, melted
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. Place 1-3/4 cups of the cereal in food processor; process until finely crushed. Mix with margarine; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Set aside.
  2. Beat Neufchatel cheese and sugar with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in flour, baking powder, orange peel and juice; pour over crust.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 min. or until center is set. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cereal; press gently into top of dessert to secure. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or until chilled. Cut into squares to serve. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

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