Panera Bread Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Spread

1 8 ounce package of Neufchatel cream cheese
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon molasses
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts

If desired toast nuts by placing in a skillet over medium heat. Heat just until the walnuts become fragrant. When the walnuts become fragrant remove from the skillet. Watch the skillet closely, there is a short time between the nuts being toasted and burnt. Allow the nuts to cool completely.

In a small bowl combine room temperature cream cheese, honey, molasses, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir cream cheese until all of the ingredients are well blended. Chop walnuts and stir into the cream cheese.

Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

That is my favorite spread from Panera. I love when people bring in bagels to work, I always use the honey walnut, it is so good. I’m gonna have to try and make this at home. It sure would go great with my coffee this morning.

what is Neufchatel cream cheese? Is it different from Philadelphia cream cheese?

I use Philadelphia cream cheese also. I have used Neufchatel but I found little difference if any, and certainly not enough to spend time and money trying to find it.