Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

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These yummy cheesecake bars are perfect for the holidays. This easy Christmas dessert recipe will definitely impress any holiday guests.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 bars

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 8 ounce milk chocolate, chopped, or 1 1/3 cups milk chocolate pieces

  • 2 cup finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 38 cookies)*

  • 2 tablespoon sugar*

  • 6 tablespoon butter, melted*

  • 2 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • cup sugar

  • 4 teaspoon liquid red food coloring

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat the foil with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan heat and stir chocolate over low heat until melted. Let cool.

  2. For crust, in a medium bowl combine crushed cookies and the 2 Tbsp.sugar; stir in the melted butter. Press crumb mixture firmly into bottom of prepared pan.

  3. In a large bowl beat cream cheese, sour cream, the 1/3 cup sugar, the red food coloring, and vanilla with a mixer on medium until smooth. Beat in the melted chocolate. Stir in eggs. Spread over crust.

  4. Bake about 25 minutes or until edges are puffed and center is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours before serving. Use edges of foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars.

*Tip:

Or use 2 cups finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling, omit the 2 Tbsp. sugar, and decrease the melted butter to 1/4 cup.

To Store:

Layer bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
12g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Folate, total 8.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*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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