Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

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What makes chocolate even better? More chocolate! This recipe is made for those who truly love chocolate.

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
Photo: Peter Krumhardt
Prep Time:
20 mins
Microwave Time:
2 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
20 mins
Yield:
24 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup crushed chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling (18 cookies)

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted

  • 8 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • ¾ cup whipping cream

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate liqueur (optional)

  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Lightly grease the foil; set aside. For crust, in a large bowl combine crushed cookies, butter, and the 1 ounce melted semisweet chocolate, stirring until well mixed. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Chill while making filling.

  2. For filling, in a small microwave-safe bowl combine the 8 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate and the whipping cream. Microwave on 100-percent power (high) about 2 minutes or until almost melted, stirring once. Stir until smooth.

  3. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and, if desired, chocolate liqueur with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Gradually add chocolate-whipping cream mixture, beating until smooth. Spread evenly over crust. Let stand for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the chocolate pieces. Chill for 4 to 24 hours or until set. Cut into bars. Serve with Sweetened Whipped Cream.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

  1. In a chilled bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
16g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 62mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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