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

202 Comments

  1. As usual, this is an awesome recipe! I love snickers about as much as I love air. These have to be tried!

  2. We’re on the same wavelength today, Sally! I love cheesecake in bar or mini form. That way I’m not tempted to eat the entire springform pan. Not that I’ve done that or anything…

  3. That oreo and butter crust….SO easy and I bet it tastes like heaven. I love this short ingredient list, Sally! Fabulous, as always 🙂

  4. I really wished you lived right next door to me.. Snickers and Cheesecake are the stuff dreams are made of. 🙂

  5. These look delicious! I’d be curious to try them with Reeses. I just may have to do that! And I’m thinking you should start working the system with Kevin’s requests. Like “Oh, you want some snickers cheesecake bars? Ok, my back’s been hurting so I’d love a massage.” Boom. Win-win. 🙂

  6. Seriously!! Dont take this a bad way but how do you stay so skinny with all these amazing sweets you make!!

    Delicious!!! We seriously could not put these down if they were in our house

  7. Sally, these look amazing! Cheesecake is definitely something that kind of scares me in the kitchen. Making it in an easy bar form is genius!!

  8. How divine these little pieces of heaven are! Snickers are a great twist to put into cheesecake. It’s got everything– the caramel, chocolate and peanuts!

  9. Snickers are amazing! I can only imagine how good these cheesecake bars are! And I can imagine how torturous the three hour wait is LOL! Yuuuum!

  10. Cheesecake is never my first dessert choice, however, when you stuff it full of Snickers and have it based on a fantastic Oreo crust, I could definitely get on board!!

  11. Cheesecake and Snickers are two of my favorite things; combining them is genius!

    Then you’ve gone and added Oreos? And chocolate chips? Oh my, I’ve died and gone to heaven.

    Wow Sally, just when I think you can’t possibly come up with more decadent desserts, BAM!

  12. Oh my dear. These look incredibly decadent. My stomach is literally grumbling looking at these pictures Sally!

  13. Snickers in a cheesecake bar? I don’t think the four pounds I have gained is gonna melt off anytime soon.

  14. Cheesecake and Snickers…two of my most favorite things together. These look incredible!!! I am not patient enough to wait for things to cool so I always bake the night before I need pictures 🙂

  15. Wow. These look AMAZING! My friend Ally is obsessed with Snickers and cheesecake, so I need to make these for her. I won’t mind eating them either 😉 Love how few ingredients they have too! Pinned!

  16. Umm yes! Anything with snickers is winning in my book. Then add cheesecake? I’m drooling at my desk!

  17. Hey Amy! Baking cheesecake bars are just so much more convenient and much easier to cut and eat with your hands. 🙂

  18. Oh, these look so good. I am not much of a Snickers fan, but I can totally see myself eating a lot of these. 🙂

  19. I shot photos yesterday for a post using an Oreo cookie crust inspired by all the cheesecake I’ve been seeing lately! That’s strange. I’m more of a milky way girl myself, but I love cheesecake. I might have to try this recipe with milky way bars. 🙂

      1. I’m really surprised that Nabisco quit selling the Oreo crumbs in boxes. They lost out on a whole lot of business for sure…

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