Oreo Cheesecake Bars

If I could describe myself as a dessert, I would say I am a cheesecake.

A cheesecake is simple — only needing a couple of ingredients. Cream cheese, eggs, sugar, etc. and there you go.

A cheesecake is flexible. Don’t love Oreos? Add strawberry jam instead. Not a fan of that either? Don’t add any toppings at all.

A cheesecake is delicate, yet strong. If you over bake the cake, it will crack in the center — though the creamy, sweet flavors will remain. A cheesecake can persevere through difficult experiences, but it will still hold scars from those situations.

You never thought you’d hear a cheesecake being described like this, right? Yes, a cheesecake is that deep.

I try to be a cheesecake most days. Though sometimes I am can be a pan of burnt brownies.. 😉

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Oreo Cheesecake Bars

YIELD: 16 squares PREP TIME: 10 minutes

RESTING + BAKING TIME: 3 hours + 25 minutes TOTAL TIME: 3 hours and 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 30 Oreo Cookies
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 12 tablespoons sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325º and line a 9×9 pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, crush 20 Oreo cookies and mix with melted butter.
  3. Gently press butter-Oreo mixture into pan and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, cream sugar and cream choose.
  5. Add sour cream, eggs, and vanilla — until a creamy batter forms.
  6. Chop remaining 10 Oreo cookies and fold into batter.
  7. Pour batter on top of crust and bake for 25-30 minutes; until the center bounces back.
  8. Allow to cool at room temperature for 1 hour. Move to fridge for 6 hours (or overnight).

NOTES:

  • This is a base recipe. You can substitute Oreo cookies for graham crackers and strawberry jam, caramel sauce, fudge, etc. Remember, this is flexible.
  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature to ensure everything combines easily.
  • I recommend overnight cooling; this allows the flavors to develop and makes the bars easier to cut.

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