Chocolate cheesecake Bars Recipe

2019-12-28
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These chocolate cheesecake bars are the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers. The cake made with easy Oreo crust, creamy, rich and decadent chocolate cheesecake filling and topped with dark chocolate ganache. Follow this easy recipe to learn how to make the best chocolate cheesecake.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
16
PREP TIME
1 Hour
WORK TIME
20 Minutes
INGREDIENTS

    For the crust:

    • 26 Oreo cookies
    • 4 tablespoons (60g) butter, melted

    For the filling:

    • 2½ cups (560g) cream cheese
    • 2/3 cup (160g) sour cream
    • 3 eggs
    • 250g (8.8oz) Dark chocolate
    • 3/4 cup +2 tbsp (175g) sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    For the topping:

    • 125g (4.4oz) Dark chocolate
    • 2/3 cup (160ml) heavy cream
DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 325F (160C).

2. Make the crust: In a food processor or Ziploc bag crush Oreo cookies to fine crumbs. Add melted butter and pulse until combined.

3. Press into 9X9-inch (22X22cm) square pan or 20X25cm rectangle pan baking lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside while making the filling.

4. Make the filling: Chop the chocolate and place in a heat proof bowl. Set over pot with simmering water and melt completely (you can do this step in the microwave: 20 seconds pulses until melted). Set aside.

5. In a large bowl beat cream cheese, sugar and salt, beat until smooth. And sour cream and beat again until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl if needed.

6. Add the eggs, one at the time, beating to combine after each one. Add the melted chocolate, mix until combined and smooth.

7. Pour over the crust and bake for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Let cool to room temperature for one hour, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

8. Make the topping: chop the chocolate, place in a large bowl. In a saucepan bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Pour over the chocolate. Let sit for 1-2 minutes. Stir until smooth.

9. Release the cheesecake from the pan. Pour chocolate ganache over the cheesecake, spread evenly.

10. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Trim the edges and cut into bars.

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