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Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

We hope everyone had a joyous holiday weekend. We have family in town this week. We love having guests and extra mouths to feed.

Last week I hosted a dessert party for a group of teenage girls in our neighborhood. I made Oreo Cheesecake bars and the girls loved them. The recipe is from, Beth Lipton’s, cookbook, “You Made That Dessert?” I highly recommend this recipe and the book:)

The cheesecake bars have an Oreo crust and chopped up Oreos in the cheesecake part. Double Oreo goodness! I liked that you bake the bars in a 9 by 13 pan-simple and easy to feed a crowd. I cut the bars in little squares, these babies are rich so a little goes a long way.

If you are having a New Year’s Eve party, make your guests these Oreo cheesecake bars-they will love them!

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Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients:

1 lb package Oreo cookies
4 Tbs (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

3-8 ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup (5.25 ounces) granulated sugar
3/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs, at room temperature

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. Spray with cooking spray.

2. To make the crust- Place 28 Oreos in a food processor and process until finely ground. Pour into a large bowl, add the melted butter, and stir with a flexible spatula until all crumbs are moistened. Place the cookie-crumb mixture in the lined pan and, using your fingers, press the mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom. Bake 10 minutes, then remove to a wire cooling rack (leave the oven on) while you make the filling. Snap the remaining Oreos in half, put them in the food processor, and turn on and off quickly a few times, just until the cookies are roughly chopped.

3. To make the filling- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese and sugar until well blended, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a flexible spatula and beat again until uniform. Beat in sour cream, vanilla and salt. Scrape down the bowl and mix again. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. After beating in the last egg, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and beat one more time, to make sure the mixture is fully combined. Stir in chopped Oreos with the same spatula.

4. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the baked cookie crust, smooth the top with the spatula, and bake for 40 minutes, until the filling is set around the edges but still slightly wobbly in the center when you gently shake the pan. Remove the pan to a wire rack to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. When cool, cover it with foil and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 3 hours or overnight.

5. To cut, use the foil overhang to lift the cheesecake out of the pan and place on a large cutting board. Use a sharp chef’s knife to cut the cheesecake into bars, rinsing off the knife with hot water and wiping it dry between each cut. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

If you like these Oreo Cheesecake Bars, you might also like:

Oreo Truffles from Two Peas and Their Pod

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod

Homemade Oreos from Sassy Radish

Creamy Oreo Pie from the Purple Foodie

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45 Responses to “Oreo Cheesecake Bars”

  1. 1
    Jessica — December 28, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    This looks so sinful!!! YUM!

  2. 2
    Katie @ goodLife {eats} — December 28, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    YUM! I love oreos and cheesecake! Hope you had a great Christmas!

  3. 3
    Elle — December 28, 2009 @ 9:18 am

    You can *never* go wrong with Oreo’s and cheesecake. Never! Yummm!

  4. 4
    Erica — December 28, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    Pretty and delicious! I agree- would be perfect for a New Years party- they’d be a total hit. Enjoy your time with your family!!

  5. 5
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — December 28, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    These looks delicious! I like anything with oreo’s! :)

  6. 6
    Jamie — December 28, 2009 @ 10:08 am

    My son would love this! Wow! And I need to show him your other Oreo recipes too. Then he may stop complaining that I keep baking new things. Happy Holidays and feel better soon.

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    Sonja @ ActiveFoodie — December 28, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    Oh man! You had to post these right before i’m gearing up for the 10 in 10!!! ;) I have a serious weakness for cheesecake, and now I want to a piece of this delicious oreo cheesecake! Looks wonderful!

  8. 8
    Rosa — December 28, 2009 @ 11:32 am

    They look really scrumptious! a great combo!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  9. 9
    Sarah Caron — December 28, 2009 @ 11:51 am

    You have me drooling … those look scrumptious!

  10. 10
    Natalie — December 28, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

    these look delicious. so so good :)

  11. 11
    Katrina — December 28, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

    I just got Beth’s book for Christmas! I know what I’ll made first now! Have a great week with your family!

  12. 12
    Megan Holladay — December 28, 2009 @ 1:25 pm

    I am not sure how I feel about this recipe coming RIGHT after the Ten in 2010 Healthy Challenge! I am so conflicted! : ) Sure looks yummy though! : )

  13. 13
    Indhu — December 28, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

    I have been meaning to make this for a loong time now… your pictures gave me the final push :) . Can I halve the recipe to bake in a 8X8 pan?

  14. 14
    Wendy — December 28, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

    They look and sound great! although I would probably use Newman-0s. Prefer them over oreos. :P

  15. 15
    twopeas — December 28, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

    Megan-it isn’t 2010 yet:) Also, I will be posting healthy recipes and sweets in 2010. I believe in having a healthy balance.

    Indhu-Yes, you can make half a recipe.

    Wendy-I will have to try Newman-O’s.

  16. 16
    Rachel (S[d]OC) — December 28, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

    Wowee! These look great. I made something similar to this for my company bake off last summer and was really pissed they didn’t win because clearly this is a surefire winner. I demand a recount with no silly Supreme Court interventions!

    Oreos, butter, cream cheese. Really it can’t get much better.

  17. 17
    Double Dipped Life — December 28, 2009 @ 5:26 pm

    This looks so good! I love oreos and cheesecake… yum!

  18. 18
    Megan — December 28, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

    These sound like Martha Stewarts cookies and cream cupcakes. I bet they were delicious!

  19. 19
    megan — December 28, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

    yum, I love oreo cheesecake! These look wonderful. Great picture too – I saw it in foodgawker today! Congratulations :) I’m definitely bookmarking this one.

  20. 20
    pamela — December 28, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

    Whoa!! They look outrageously good.

  21. 21
    Adam — December 28, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

    I’m with you on the healthy balance… life is just all about it… live and have fun, but don’t fall over :)

    Happy rest of 2009… finish it out with a blast!

  22. 22
    Esi — December 28, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

    Yummm, perfect for the holidays! I bet your guest enjoyed these.

  23. 23
    Deborah — December 28, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

    You can’t go wrong with Oreos AND cheesecake!

  24. 24
    sharon — December 28, 2009 @ 8:52 pm

    I’m not a teenager, but I wouldve loved to come to your dessert party! So sweet of you to do that. These look so delicious. Happy New Years!

  25. 25
    Tessa — December 28, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

    My husband loves oreos, and I’ve been looking for a dessert recipe to take to his family’s Christmas this coming Saturday. Looks like I found it! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!

  26. 26
    grace — December 29, 2009 @ 3:41 am

    awesomely messy and decadent, and that’s coming from a self-professed oreo-hater. CHEESECAKE!

  27. 27
    Gelareh @ Orange Truffle — December 29, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    what an awesome combo. My husband loves oreos and cheesecake… maybe I can surprise him with it :)

  28. 28
    Chrissy — December 29, 2009 @ 9:49 am

    My mouth is watering. This looks wonderful!

  29. 29
    CookiePie — December 29, 2009 @ 11:58 am

    I’m so happy that everyone liked them – thanks so much for the mention!!

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    dawn — December 29, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

    Oh you know I would love these! What doesn’t Oreo go with? You know? LOL

  31. 31
    Natashya — December 29, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

    Very tasty, my son would love these!

  32. 32
    Kerstin — December 29, 2009 @ 5:13 pm

    These look SO good and perfect for a crowd – yum!

  33. 33
    Manggy — December 30, 2009 @ 12:32 am

    Heh heh, I’m just giggling at how the post below this is about healthy eating resolutions ;) But what’s a little indulgence before the new year right? And totally worth it too!

  34. 34
    Mara — December 30, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

    Oh boy…these look fantastic! I love anything with oreos!! These are going on my to-try list…right after I workout. :-)

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    Memoria — January 1, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    Oh, man! This bar looks fantastic. I want one now!

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