Cardamom adds a fragrant touch to cheesecake bars. They would make a festive addition to a holiday dessert buffet.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix crumbs and melted butter. Press firmly into bottom of foil-lined 9-inch square pan. Mix flour, oats, brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of the cardamom in medium bowl. Cut in cold butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in almonds. Set aside
Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon cardamom and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Add eggs; beat just until blended. Pour over crust. Sprinkle streusel mixture evenly over cheesecake mixture
Bake 45 minutes or until center is almost set and topping is golden brown. Cool on wire rack
Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Cut into bars. Store leftover bars in refrigerator