Bananas Foster Cheesecake Squares
2 cups Nilla Wafer crumbs
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter or margarine., melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons rum extract
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
2 bananas, sliced
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 pkg. candy caramels, unwrapped (about 25)
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup pecan halves
Crust: Mix crumbs, nuts, butter and sugar. Press onto bottom of 13 X 9 inch baking pan.
Filling: Mix cream cheese, sugar, and rum extract with electric mixer on medium speed until well-blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Stir in mashed bananas. Pour over crust. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
Topping: Toss banana with lemon juice; arrange over cheesecake. Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on high for 2 minutes.; stir until smooth. Drizzle evenly over cheesecake. Sprinkle with nuts. Cut into squares. Refrigerate any leftover cheesecake.