Snickers Cheesecake Bars

Thick and creamy cheesecake bars on top of an Oreo cookie crust and stuffed with Snickers Bars. 

Thick and creamy cheesecake bars on top of an Oreo cookie crust and stuffed with Snickers Bars.

Today’s recipe was inspired by the evil genius behind The Cheesecake Factory’s Snickers Bar Cheesecake. Whoever you are, I’d like to shake your hand for creating the most devilishly decadent dessert in the entire world.

If you haven’t had it yet, you can only imagine. It’s Snickers bars + creamy dreamy cheesecake. Need I say more?

8 Ingredient Snickers Cheesecake Bars - no one can resist these!

If I had to eat only one candy bar for the rest of my life (can we make that scenario happen please?), it would probably be a Snickers bar. They’re the perfect package. Milk chocolate, caramel, fluffy nougat, and salty peanuts. By the way, did you know that Snickers is the world’s most popular candy bar? I’m not surprised!

8 Ingredient Snickers Cheesecake Bars - no one can resist these!

What we have today is truly a simple recipe. Baking a cheesecake into bar form is so much easier than the real thing. It’s actually dangerous how easy this recipe is because now I’m probably going to make them all the time. I already have multiple requests from Kevin’s coworkers. I keep getting facebook messages for “more cheesecake snickers bars!!” Recipe success.

Start with an Oreo cookie crust. The Oreo cookie crust is quite thick – you want something very sturdy to hold up all of the heavy cheesecake batter. I loved how thick the crust was, actually. It’s tastes more like a layer in the bar rather than a puny little crust that will get lost under all the filling. The Oreo cookie crust contains two things: Oreos and melted butter. Grind up 20 whole Oreos (with the cream center) in your food processor or blender and mix with 5 Tablespoons of melted butter. That’s it.

Baking the cookie crust for about 10 minutes as you make your filling is important. Otherwise, your crust will fall apart.

The filling is quite basic. I know I’m going to use it over and over again for more cheesecake bars in my baking future. It’s a new “go-to” recipe. 16 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 large egg, sugar, and vanilla extract. Yep, only 4 ingredients – plus snickers. 13 fun size Snickers went into my filling, which is about 1.5 cups. The amount of Snickers bars is very forgiving. Add more or less, depending on your taste. 1.5 cups gave me the perfect ratio of creamy cheesecake filling to gooey, melty Snickers inside.

Before baking, I topped the bars with milk chocolate chips. Just to give them a little something extra. Top with more Snickers, a different kind of chocolate chip or leave plain. You could also drizzle the bars with melted chocolate after they are done baking. Always room for more chocolate, right?!

8 Ingredient Snickers Cheesecake Bars - no one can resist these!

The hardest part about today’s recipe? Waiting for the darn bars to chill before digging in. At least 3 hours in the refrigerator felt like a lifetime! I did anything I could to help pass the time quicker. An episode of How I Met Your Mother, an attempt to do laundry, a trip to the dog park across the street, and I even painted my nails.

I swear, the day I made these – time stood still for those three hours.

When the bars are ready, it’s time to EAT! You don’t even have to be hungry to eat one. In fact, you could be stuffed to the brim with absolutely no more room in your stomach, ready to completely burst – and one of these cheesecake bars will still taste incredible.

8 Ingredient Snickers Cheesecake Bars - no one can resist these!

There is truly no other convincing I can do here. My work is done. I mean, just look at them.

These need to come with a warning label.

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Snickers Cheesecake Bars

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Thick and creamy cheesecake bars on top of an Oreo cookie crust and stuffed with Snickers bars.


Ingredients

Crust

  • 20 Oreos (Regular, Double Stuf, or any chocolate wafer cookie)
  • 5 Tablespoons (75g) unsalted butter, melted

Filling

  • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 standard packages), softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 13 fun size Snickers, chopped (about 1.5 cups total)*
  • optional: 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan with aluminum foil with enough overhang on the sides. Set aside.
  2. Make the crust: In a food processor or blender, pulse the whole Oreos into a fine crumb. Stir the cookie crumbs and melted butter together in a medium sized bowl. Press into the lined pan. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Allow to cool as you prepare the filling.
  3. Make the filling: Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract together with a hand or stand mixer until smooth and creamy, about 3 full minutes. Fold in the Snickers and spread the mixture over your cooled crust. Top with chocolate chips. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the cheesecake has set up and the edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool for 30 minutes on the counter and then completely in the refrigerator for at least three hours. Lift the foil out of the pan and cut into squares.
  4. Store bars in a covered container for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

  1. Snickers: Add more or less Snickers, depending on your taste. 1 and 1/2 cups of chopped Snickers equates to 13 fun size, 20 bite size, or 3 large bars.
  2. Larger Batch: Recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a 9×13-inch pan, baking time will vary– about 45-55 minutes.

Keywords: snickers cheesecake bars

201 Comments

  1. I’ve never had the pleasure of having these bars, but you can bet I’ll be making ’em soon! They look so dreamy and creamy 🙂

  2. Duuuuuuuuude. I don’t even care for Snickers that much, but per usual, you make EVERYTHING look so irresistible! These cheesecake bars are out of control, Sally. Stuffed with all that Snickers-goodness! I want a biiiiiite 🙂

  3. My brother always has a snickers cheesecake for his birthday. These will be a lot easier to make than a real cheesecake. Wait, I have to restrain myself for three hours!? Oh man! I do love how thick the crust is. Sometimes it gets lost under the filling, but I don’t think I’ll have to worry about that here! And you’re unfortunately right – I’ve already eaten dinner and dessert but these look pretty much like my new best friend. Ugg midnight snack maybe? Awesome recipe Sally!

    1. I agree about the crust – I wanted it to be super thick with all that heavy cheesecake. And a snickers cheesecake for my birthday would be amazing. Your brother is a smart guy! 🙂

  4. These look great, Sally! I was wondering, minus the Snickers, would the cheesecake filling here be a plain regular filling that you could play around with? I have some friends who love cheesecake…and I have never made it for them….and since I am a baker at heart and always in the kitchen….hmmmm 😉

    I have actually only ever tried 1 cheesecake, and that is Black Tie Mousse Cake from the Cheesecake Factory. And that is SO awesome! Due to the fact that I love that cheesecake, I am thinking I may like other cheesecake things – I just never have made cheesecake before.

    The Oreo crust looks amazing, by the way, so much thicker than I have ever seen an Oreo crust.

      1. Oh, sorry about that…. I see where you did. Awesome photos by the way…I guess you are loving your new camera!

  5. They look delicious, Sally, to the point where I want to drop everything I’m doing to run downstairs and make them. Unfortunately, I was trying to study for my economics test, and now I’m doomed to keep dreaming of these for the next couple hours instead of learning monetary policy…

  6. No way. I JUST MADE cookies with Snickers in them and that was the photo shoot I did today! They’re not going up til next week. Omg what are the odds. I just got done writing this long post about…Snickers.

    So clearly I am loving this recipe! I love that it’s a bar, too. Layered bars are where it’s at for me. And with an Oreo crust, even better.

    We are always on the same wavelength!

  7. GET OUT OF HERE!!! These look to. die. for. I’m kind of depressed that I don’t have all the necessary ingredients right this second because regardless of the 11:00 hour, I would bake right now.

  8. Sally! I know what you mean by the snickers cheesecake at the cheesecake factory. Every bite of that is like watching videos on YouTube of babies and puppies playing together 🙂 haha. The cheesecake squares look amazing!!

  9. I hate it when you have to wait for things to chill, but biting into those cold desserts is just so heavenly! Maybe you could fill the time by making more and mailing them out? Is it Christmas time yet? You could be Secret Sally. Its just an idea. 😉 Love these, esp. how they have so few ingredients!

  10. Whoa – you are right – these are so easy that they are definitely dangerous! I love how creamy the filling looks AND how thick and substantial that crust is !

  11. I am not suprised that they are the most popular choccy bar. I love them sooo much. I’m eating a fun sized one right now! Love these bars. They look right up my alley!

  12. I’ve had Cheesecake Factory’s Snickers cheesecake……it is to DIE for!! It really is the best one there, in my opinion, and I’m not shocked that Snickers are the most popular candy bar. They are most definitely my fave 🙂

  13. I didn’t know Snickers was the most popular candy bar but I’m not surprised either. They are my absolute favorite! These bars look amazing! I’m glad I don’t live with you or I’d have a serious problem trying to resist all of the goodies you make! 😉

  14. Snickers is my favorite candy! Cheesecake filling stuffed with chopped snickers bars, on top of Oreo crust, all in a bar from – I am so craving it! Too bad it’s midnight right now, or I would get into the kitchen and start baking!

  15. Snickers in cheesecake form? YES AND YES! I’m actually not surprised that snickers are most popular – they’re pretty amazing. And I’m sure they’re to die for in these bars!

  16. Oh my, this is like a dream come true for me! A snickers cheesecake bar?? I am dying to make these, although I think they’d be dangerous around the house :p

  17. Wow, Sally, way to go! 😀 I just LOVE cheesecake, and the crust is such an important part…I love how substantial the crust is for these bars! The added chocolate chips are adorable, and I bet the caramel from the Snickers is so delicious mixed in with the cheesecake. Beautiful pictures…I always love your leaning-towers-of-cookies/bars/whatever 😉

  18. Amazing! Snickers are one of my favorite candy bars and it never would have occurred to me in a million years to combine them with cheesecake.

  19. Wow, those look freaking amazing! I wish they were a little harder to make, because I think I’ll be making these wayyy too often, too 🙂

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