Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is one of my all time favorite desserts.  We have a restaurant here, The Cheesecake Factory, that I love to go to for dessert.  They have a ton of different varieties of cheesecake.  So many that it’s almost too hard to choose which one to order.  It’s an indulgence I don’t do too often, but when I do, I’m in heaven!

When I was looking through Pinterest for a delicious dessert recipe to make I saw this Cookies and Cream Cheesecake recipe.  Ummm… hello!!!  Yes, please!  Can you even go wrong with cheesecake AND Oreos?!?!  Heck no!

It was beyond delicious!!!  The crust?   Oreos, of course.  The cheesecake layer was creamy and amazing and packed with more Oreos.  Then top it off with a chocolate ganache and, yep, more Oreos.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

I shared a few pieces with people but I’m almost (stress almost) embarrassed to say that I ate all of these amazing cheesecake bars.  A good two thirds of the pan!  Holy heck.  They were that good!

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

This recipe is from Bakerella.  YUM!

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

    For the Crust
  • 18 Oreos, crushed into crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 5 tbsp. butter, melted
  • For the Cheesecake Filling
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 12 Oreos, broken into pieces
  • For the Chocolate Ganache
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ? cup powdered sugar
  • 6 Oreos, broken into pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. To make the crust, mix cookie crumbs and sugar together in a medium bowl. Add melted butter and stir until completely combined.
  3. Using the bottom of a glass or measuring cup, firmly press mixture into the bottom of an 8?x8? baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool.
  4. To make the cheesecake filling, add sugar, cream cheese and flour to a large bowl. Using a mixer on medium-high speed, cream mixture until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add egg and yolk, mixing until combined. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until combined.
  6. Stir in broken cookies and pour batter on prepared crust. Bake for 35-40 minutes, then remove and let cool completely.
  7. To make ganache, add cream and butter to a saucepan and heat on stove, removing just before boiling.
  8. Place chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl and immediately pour cream over it. Let sit for a minute and then stir until completely combined.
  9. Add powdered sugar and beat with a wire whisk until smooth. Pour over cooled cheesecake and top with remaining cookie pieces. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  10. Cut into bars and serve.
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If you’re a cheesecake and Oreo lover, this recipe is for you!

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Enjoy!

Looking for other delicious cheesecake recipes?  Here are some of our other favorites:

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars 
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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars
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Cinnamon Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
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Sopapilla Cheesecake
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 German Chocolate Cheesecake
German Chocolate Cheesecake
Cinnabun Cheesecake
Cinnabun Cheesecake

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Comments

  1. these look awesome. Do you think you could make them ahead and freeze?

    • Hi Megan.

      Absolutely! I think they would freeze well. Mine just never made it to the freezer =o)