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Easy Chocolate Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 715kcal
Treat yourself to true decadence when you enjoy a rich, flavorful, and creamy Chocolate Cheesecake Bar! Easy to make and impossible to resist, these simple bars are perfect for all chocolate lovers.
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Ingredients

For the Oreo Crust

  • 2 cups Oreo crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted

For the Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces chocolate finely chopped
  • 24 ounces 3 bricks cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder sifted
  • 3 large eggs

Instructions

For the Oreo Crust

  • Preheat your oven to 350F. Line an 8”x8” pan with parchment paper and spray it lightly with nonstick baking spray.
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  • In a large bowl, combine the Oreo crumbs and melted butter. Stir until the mixture resembles wet sand.
    2 cups Oreo crumbs, 4 tablespoons butter
    how to make chocolate cheesecake bars
  • Transfer the crust into the prepared baking dish and press it into an even, compact layer.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, then remove the pan to a wire rack to cool while you make the cheesecake layer.
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For the Chocolate Cheesecake Layer

  • Combine the heavy cream and chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl. Heat for one minute, then whisk to combine. If the chocolate has not fully melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Set aside.
    ½ cup heavy cream, 8 ounces chocolate
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  • Add the softened cream cheese and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream the mixture together on medium speed until it is light and fluffy-- about 1 minute.
    24 ounces 3 bricks cream cheese, softened, ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • Next, add the sour cream, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and chocolate mixture to the bowl. Mix to combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
    ½ cup sour cream, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • With the mixer on low, add the eggs one at a time, making sure each egg gets fully incorporated into the cheesecake mixture.
    3 large eggs
  • Pour the cheesecake over the crust and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until it is fully set in the center and doesn’t jiggle when shaken.
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  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool to room temperature-- then transfer it to the fridge to chill (preferably overnight, but at least 6 hours).
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  • Slice and enjoy. Store any leftover bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Notes

  • If you heat your knife under hot water before each cut, you’ll end up with smoother slices.
  • I like to top the cheesecake bars with a sprinkle of flake sea salt but they are also delicious with whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 715kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 4mg