Chocolate Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Here are the ingredients that you need to make this recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers, Oreos or any kind of cookie 
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • (3 tablespoons cocoa powder for a chocolate crust)
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 8-ounce packs of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, melted

Here are the instructions you need to follow to make this recipe:

First, you need to set your oven to 325°F. Then get out a baking pan and spray it with butter or oil.

Then, in a large mixing bowl,  stir together all of the cookie crumbs, butter, 1/4 cup sugar, cocoa powder and salt, until everything is consistently mixed until well combined. Next, use your hands to press this mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan.

Use the heel of your hand to smash the mixture into an even layer at covers the entire bottom of the pan, including all of the corners.

In a different mixing bowl, use a wooden spoon to mix together the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until it achieves a smooth consistency. Then,  switch to using a whisk and add the eggs, vanilla and salt, whisking together until the mixture is smooth.

Finally,  melt the chocolate in the microwave and add the melted chocolate to the mixture. It’s finished when everything is combined consistently.

Now you need to assemble the dessert. First, pour your chocolate batter mixture on top of your crumb crust and use a spatula to coat it evenly.

Bake the pan at 325°F for 30 to 35 minutes, until the center sets and does not jiggle when you shake the pan. If it does, give it a few more minutes, watching closely.

Using oven mitts, remove the pan from the oven, and let cool completely in the pan, which can be done in the fridge or freezer.  Finally, cut the mixture into 4 rows of 3 squares, or however you want.