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. These look insanely good.

    I can see it is the most popular candy bar. I also love the peanut butter snickers.

  2. OH.MY.GOODNESS. These are completely dangerous. But completely irresistible. I must have them now! (rummaging through pantry desperately looking for the ingredients). 🙂

  3. HOLY COW. You’re a genius. These bars are calling my name. And yes, can we live in a place where we live on candy bars? That would be awesome.

  4. Sallllllly–I have so many things I want to say about this post. First of all, that CRUST! OMG. Crust is my very favorite part and I noticed how thick and perfect it looked immediately. Second, the huge chunks of Snickers in every bite. I can’t take it. They are…PERFECT. And I love How I Met Your Mother. Best way to pass the time ever.

  5. I wish I could eat desserts every day of my life! These sound amazing – I love all things cream cheesy. And the fact that they’re made simpler by being in bar form just makes it all the better! I have a love hate relationship with cheesecake factory because I love it but I always eat too much! #firstworldproblems

  6. We’re huge cheesecake lovers at my house. Even my husband, who isn’t typically a dessert fan (????), loves cheesecake. This looks amazing, Sally! Snickers are one of my top 3 candy bars. 🙂

  7. Going to make these for my mom this weekend! Have you tried using light cream cheese? If not, do you think that would be ok? thanks!

  8. Hi Sally!
    I’m new to your site, but I’m already a fan. I made your snickers cheesecake bars for mothers day and they were a hit. Truly decadent. I baked them with some ghirdelli semisweet baking chocolate on top, and I died and went to dessert-heaven! 😀 thank u

  9. OMG Sally. I made these last night as a Mother’s Day treat and they were freaking amazing. I used milky ways instead of snickers since they’re my fave, and I was seriously obsessed. So rich and creamy…cheesecake perfection!

  10. So I am gonna make these on Friday for my job. ( Friday cannot come faster btw) but I was just wondering, do you think these could be made with milky way and have close to the same effect?? I have a few co workers w/ nut allergey . ( I was devastated when I realized this the other day )

  11. I am quite certain your blog will be the death of me! Looking forward to trying out so many of these yummy looking treats.

  12. Hello Sally,
    I just wanted to tell you the cheesecake was a HIT!. All of my co wokers enjoyed it, including fellow chefs, and the executive chef. Someone even said it was the best cheesecake they’ve tatsted, while someone else went to say that they wish that their house was made of oreo crust.( lol) Thanks for this recipe, I will be making it over and over again now.

    p.s I think I want to try the smores pie next!!!

    1. The BEST cheesecake they’ve ever tasted? whoa! wow. That’s pretty cool to hear (or read…) 🙂 Thanks for letting me know! This makes my day.

  13. I love Snickers and cheesecake so I will absolutely have to try your bars! They look scrumptious!

  14. Made these for dessert and they were amazing. Very sweet, so maybe I needed to cut back on a few snickers (But probably will not the next time I make them). Just make sure you have a glass of milk ready.

  15. These should be illegal. Seriously. But honestly, these look AMAZING!! Can’t wait to kill a diet with this one 🙂

  16. Ohhhhh my… do I love your blog or what! JUST discovered it this week! Love everything about your site by the way: design, colors, pictures (wow on the pics) and the RECIPES! Ooooooh! Can’t wait to have time to try one of your mouth-watering concoction… they look soooo good! Congrats to you!

  17. Hello! Loooove your site. We don’t have one of those blend-y things. Is it possible to crush the oreos by hand and still make it work?

    1. Laura – it would be rather difficult to make fine crumbs without a blender or food processor. You could try putting the Oreos into a large zipped-top bag and rolling with a rolling pin to crush. Make sure there are NO large crumbs.

      1. Thanks so much! Tried this today. Crushed the biscuits by hand till they were mega-fine! They managed to stay on the cheese and they turned out fantastic! 🙂 x

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