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Snickers cheesecake bars on a wood board

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

  • 22 regular Oreo cookies (not Double-Stuf)
  • 5 Tablespoons (72gunsalted butter, melted

Filling

  • 16 ounces (45og) block-style 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 the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the finished bars out (makes cutting easier!). Set aside.
  2. Make the crust: In a food processor or blender, pulse 22 Oreos (including the cream filling) into a fine crumb. You should have about 2 cups (packed) crumbs, or 250g. Pour crumbs into a large bowl. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. The mixture will be thick and quite wet. Try to smash/break up any large chunks. Pour the mixture into prepared pan. With medium pressure using your hand, pat the crumbs down into the bottom to make a compact, thick crust. Bake for 10 minutes, and then cool for 10 minutes before spreading the filling on top. Leave oven on.
  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 slightly cooled crust. Top with chocolate chips.
  4. 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 3 hours. Lift the parchment paper out of the pan and cut the cheesecake into squares.
  5. 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: Filling recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a 9×13-inch pan, but the bake time will vary—about 45–55 minutes. For a 9×13-inch Oreo cookie crust, use 30 Oreos + 8 Tablespoons (115g) butter (doubling the crust is too much). Crust pre-bake time remains the same. If you make these in an 8×8-inch pan, follow the recipe above as written, and extend the bake time by a few minutes.
  3. 9-Inch Pan: These are the baking pans I own and love: Wilton Recipe Right Square 9-Inch Covered PanNordic Ware Natural Aluminum Square Cake Pan with Lid, or USA Pan Bakeware Square Cake Pan.

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