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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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

171 calories; 12 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 124 mg sodium. 74 mg potassium; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 308 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 9 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 37 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
These are surprisingly good. acegram2332535, there is a brand called Voortman. Basically , these are oblong cookies that come in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry (Often in the same package so it look like Neapolitan ice cream!) They are thin, crispy waffle-patterned with a small amount of filling which is like a dry frosting. Each cookie is about 1/2 inch (2cm) by 3 inches (6cm)
Rating: Unrated
What are Chocolate Wafer Cookies? Brand names? I see these in a lot of recipes and don't know what to use
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Making them right now. Chocolate wafer cookies are not as the first reviewer described. They are thin round chocolate cookies, called Chocolate Wafers, in an oblong box by Nabisco. Found in the cookie aisle and readily available.