This Chocolate Cheesecake bar recipe has been in our family for years and has been made for birthday parties, wedding showers, dinner parties and holidays. The chocolaty, thick crust combined with the fluffy, dense cheesecake layer makes for a great easy dessert. Check out how to make these bars for your next event….or cozy night in!
– 1-12oz package chocolate chips
– ¼ cup butter
– 2 cups Oreo crumbs
– 1-8oz cream cheese, softened*
– 1-8oz Neufchâtel, softened
– 1-14oz sweetened condensed milk
– 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350ᴼF.
Heat chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Once the morsels are melted, add the Oreo crumbs to the chocolate. Place ¾ the mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Make sure it is spread evenly. Set aside.
Using a KitchenAid (or handmixer), beat the cheese until fluffy. Add in milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix for about 5 minutes.
Pour the mixture into the pan. Top with the left over crumb mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes or until a butter knife comes out clean.
Remove the bars from the oven and set to cool for about 20 minutes. Refrigerate overnight for best results!!
T.W.O. has made a ton of chocolate chip cookies in their lifetime and we discovered that throughout the years, new recipes are constantly evolving. Most recently, T.W.O. adapted this recipe that has a secret ingredient. Find out the trick to making the best chocolate chip cookie!
– 2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
– 1.5 sticks unsalted butter, soften
– ¾ cups light brown sugar
– ½ cup sugar
– 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
– 3 teaspoons vanilla
– 2 cups chocolate chips
In a bowl, mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and yolk together. (T.W.O. uses a KitchenAid mixer!) Once mixed well, add the flour, baking soda and the secret ingredient CORNSTARCH! After 3 minutes, slowly add in the chocolate chips. Place the dough in the refrigerator overnight or for a minimum 3 hours.
Don’t forget to taste the dough!
When you are ready to bake the cookies, take the dough out of the refrigerator. Pre-heat 350ᴼF. Let the dough sit out on the counter for about 15 minutes while the oven is pre-heating. Roll the dough into balls and place them on an oil-sprayed cookie sheet. Next, place the cookies in the oven for 10-11 minutes depending on your oven.
Once they are finished, take the cookies out of the oven. Place the baked cooked on a cooling rack and grab yourself a glass of milk and enjoy!