Weight Watchers Cheesecake Squares recipe – 5 points

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Weight Watchers Cheesecake Squares recipe
Makes 16 squares

Ingredients
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup M&M or Smarties candies
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 egg
1/3 cup margarine
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar, granulated
1/3 cup sugar, brown packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Beat the margarine and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add the walnuts and flour; mix well.
4. Reserve 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture; press the remaining crumb mixture into bottom of a 8″ square pan.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
6. Combine the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla; using an electric mixer, mix at medium speed until well blended.
7. Add the egg; mix well.
8. Layer 1/2 cup of the Smarties or M&M candies over the crust; top with the cream cheese mixture.
9. Combine the remaining candy and reserved crumb mixture; mix well.
10. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the cream cheese mixture.
11. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
12. Let cool completely before serving.

WW POINTS for one square: 5
Nutritional information for one square: 217 calories, 13.6g fat, 0.7g fiber

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Cheesecake Squares recipe photo credit: Margaret Johnson

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20 Responses to “Weight Watchers Cheesecake Squares recipe – 5 points”

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  2. Are your recipes that are posted the old weight watchers points or the points plus?

  3. [...] (from Weight Watchers) [...]

  4. This photo was taken by me. It would have been nice if you had contacted me and asked permission to use it. The original photo was submitted to http://www.food.com/recipe/favorite-cheesecake-squares-82109
    And these bars are definitely not 5 POINTS PLUS points. It must be the old point system.

  5. Marg, I never believed these could be only 5 point + but if you go to the website you have listed and use their nutritional info, they come out to 5 pts+. Also, the photo on that website and the photo above don’t look the same.

  6. Marg, who cares if they used your photo? And they are talking OLD points. Also, this recipe could be reduced even further by using low fat or ff cream cheese and splenda!

  7. Marg, I don’t believe that is your photo. I went to that site and they don’t look at all the same. Do you get paid if we click on your link or something?? Just saying..

  8. No, I don’t get paid for following the link to my flickr account, or any other account. I merely was asking that if they were going to use my photo that they grant the common courtesy of asking permission first and give me credit. The webmaster was very gracious. She acknowledged it was my photo, agreed they should have asked first and given credit to me as the photographer. If you go to the recipe on Food.com, click on the photo tab and look at photo #4, you’ll see it is the same photo.

    As for the points, yes, according to the nutritional info on Food.com, if you cut them into 16 squares and don’t use the M&M’s they are only 5 points plus each. Since I cut them larger than that and always use M&M’s according to the Recipe Builder on the WW website, they are much higher in points. That’s where my confusion as to what the point value came from. My bad. As a WW points tracker for several years now, it’s important to track correctly. I was merely trying to help other WW members. I’m sorry I didn’t notice the discrepancy between the two ways of calculating points.

    I hope this clarifies my first post so that I’ll stop receiving nasty anonymous emails through my Food.com account.

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  10. who gives a crap where the photo came from. i don’t i just wanted the recipe. honestly people find something else and worth while to cry about

  11. people are rude on June 24th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I can’t believe the people are who crabbing at Marg for being mad about having her picture used. Would you like it if someone used a picture of your kid on a random website??? I bet not. Sure, this is food we’re talking about here, but it’s extremely rude to use someone’s picture without giving them credit. She took the picture, she just wants credit for you. I can’t believe people were sending nasty emails either. Maybe all of those people need to get a freakin’ life and quit harassing others!

  12. [...] Adapted from Weight Watchers Recipes [...]

  13. I just put this recipe as presented here in the recipe builder on the WW site and it shows up as 7 points in the new Points Plus system. If you use reduced-calorie margarine and light cream cheese instead of regular, it brings it down to 5 points. Using egg beaters instead of an egg would bring it down one further point.

  14. You can also sub out the margarine for applesauce. I sub this out for all baking things and it tastes the same, my husband cannot tell the difference, also, you can use fat free cream cheese. I do not do weight watchers, I love baking and I do not want my kids to over indulge in sweets, so I try and find a good balance. So if you sub out the margarine and fat free cream cheese, I think your points would be smaller

  15. Brilliant! Keep writing. :-D

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