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Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Creamy cheesecake filling meets a decadent dark chocolate twist with these Chocolate Cheesecake Bars. A simple 2-ingredient Oreo crust adds rich crunch for the perfect chocolate dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 375kcal
Author Rachel

Equipment

  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

Crust

  • 24 Oreo Cookies
  • 4 tablespoon Butter melted

Cheesecake Layer

  • 8 oz Dark Chocolate Chips or Bar are fine.
  • 24 oz Cream Cheese softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg yolk

Optional Topping Ideas

  • Whip Cream
  • 4 Strawberries Quartered
  • Chocolate shavings

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper.
  • Crush the Oreos in a food processor or in a plastic bag until finely crushed. In a small bowl, add melted butter, and stir until well combined. Press Oreo crust evenly into bottom of the pan making sure to go all the way to the edges.
  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. In the microwave, it takes about 1 minute 20 seconds. Stir gently until smooth, returning to the microwave in 15 second increments, if needed.
  • In a stand mixer or mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar and coco powder until smooth and creamy. There should be no lumps or the cream cheese wasn't room temperature. Add vanilla extract, cream, and eggs, Beat until smooth. Stir in melted chocolate until smooth.
  • Pour and spread into the baking pan evenly.
  • Bake for 35-43 minutes until just set. It should look cooked but still be a little jiggly. After pulling out of the oven, run a knife around the outside to keep the top from cracking.
  • Allow to cool, transfer to fridge at least 6 hours, then slice and serve. Top with whip cream or chocolate shavings if desired.

Notes

Cream Cheese Note:
  • To get a properly smooth filling, the cream cheese MUST be at room temperature and even. If you are very careful, and cut the cream cheese into tablespoons, you can heat in the microwave at 15 second intervals, stirring between each interval to speed it up a little. There is a risk with this method of heating too much or unevenly.

Nutrition

Serving: 12x2 square | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6.1g | Fat: 26.4g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 219mg | Sugar: 23g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg