Chocolate-Caramel Cheesecake Bars

When my mom sent me Nestle's chocolate/peanut butter swirled morsels (and their chocolate/caramel counterpart), I knew I wanted to make this recipe. Wait, no, you're not reading wrong. ;) The original recipe called the chocolate/pb chips, but after being mailed cross-country, they kinda melted together. The chocolate/caramel ones didn't, thus I used them. (Oh, and I've since tried them with the pb ones, and they're even better) :D

2½ cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup (1½ sticks) butter, melted
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Nestle's chocolate/caramel swirled morsels, divided
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs

Preheat oven to 325F.

Combine crumbs, butter and 1/4 cup sugar in medium bowl. Remove 1 cup mixture and reserve for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cup morsels over crust.

Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar, flour and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Pour over crust and morsels in pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping and remaining morsels.

Bake at 325F for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars.

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