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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Creamy and rich, these triple chocolate cheesecake bars are such an eye-candy and are bound to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Creamy and rich, these triple chocolate cheesecake bars are such an eye-candy and are bound to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Oh my god, you guys, I’m beyond excited to share this recipe with you today. It’s an ultimate treat for chocoholics, like you and me, who also happened to love cheesecake. 

Ladies and gents, are you ready for these stunning triple chocolate cheesecake bars? Rich and creamy white and dark chocolate cheesecake mixtures swirled over deliciously contrasting chocolate Oreo crust. Do I need to say more?

I created this recipe for Dixie Crystals Chocolate Dessert Recipe Contest 2015. Dixie Crystals is one of platinum sponsors of Food & Wine Conference, that will take place in Orlando, FL in July 17-19. I’m so excited to attend this conference, as it’ll be my very first blogging conference! The winning dessert of the contest will be a featured dessert at the conference. Now, how awesome is that? If my triple chocolate cheesecake bars win, it’ll sure please many people. Guaranteed! 😉

Creamy and rich, these triple chocolate cheesecake bars are such an eye-candy and are bound to satisfy your sweet tooth!

From the look of it, it might seem a bit complicated, but rest assured it is super easy to make these cheesecake bars.

Chocolate Oreo cookies are our shortcut, basically an express ticket to perfectly crumbly, chocolate-y crust.

For the filling, we will use softened brick of cream cheese. I might sound like a broken record, but it’s essential for perfectly smooth cheesecake filling. Always let the cream cheese soften to room temperature before moving forward. 

Now, for the beautiful swirled presentation, we will need to melt white and dark chocolates separately and mix them with cream cheese mixture in separate bowls. I melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water, and the white chocolate in the microwave. Quick tip for melting white chocolate: I get way better success when I finely chop the white chocolate before microwaving. The tiny chocolate curls heat more evenly and melts quicker.

Triple chocolate cheesecake bars- step by step photo directions

During the testing, I found that making more of dark chocolate mixture creates the best-swirled presentation. When I had equal amount of dark and white cheesecake mixtures, the bars lacked the dramatic swirled look.

See? Isn’t that an easy-peasy dessert? They’re totally mind-blowing delicious! My sis-in-law said death-by-chocolate cheesecake bars. They are intense, rich, creamy with nice texture contrast from the crust! A must-try, for sure.

Creamy and rich, these triple chocolate cheesecake bars are such an eye-candy and are bound to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Hope you enjoyed the recipe. And wish me luck with the contest! 

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Creamy and rich, these triple chocolate cheesecake bars are such an eye-candy and are bound to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Yield: 16

Prep Time:20 min

Cook Time:25 min

Total Time:45 min

Ingredients:

For Crust:

  • 9oz (250gr) chocolate Oreo cookies
  • 5 tablespoons (70gr) unsalted butter, melted

For Filling:

  • 8oz (225gr) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup (65gr) plain Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (65gr) sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons (15gr) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4oz (115gr) bitter- or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 4oz (115gr) white chocolate

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Line 8in (20cm) square baking pan with a foil, leaving 2 sides hanging over the edges.
  2. In a food processor, pulse Oreo cookies until fine crumbs. In a medium bowl, mix the cookie crumbs with melted butter. Press the crumb mixture in the bottom of prepared baking pan. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl with whisk attachment beat the cream cheese, Greek yogurt and sugar until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg, flour, vanilla extract and salt. Mix until just combined, about a minute.
  4. In separate bowls, melt the dark and white chocolates until smooth, using a double boiler or microwave, or both (*See the notes below).
  5. Pour about 2/3 of the cream cheese mixture into melted dark chocolate. And mix the remaining cream cheese mixture into melted white chocolate. Using a spatula, mix both mixtures until smooth.
  6. Spoon both mixtures in an alternating pattern into the cookie crust in the baking pan. Swirl the two mixtures with a toothpick, or skewer. Tap on the counter a few times to release the bubbles. Bake the cheesecake until it’s set on the edges and slightly wobbly in the center, for about 23-25 minutes. Cool the cheesecake to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into 16 squares, before serving.

To melt both chocolates simultaneously, I melted white chocolate in the microwave according to the directions on the packaging (Microwave for 30 seconds at high and stir. Then another 3o sec and stir. If needed, microwave for additional 10 sec until it’s nice and smooth.) I recommend to finely chop the white chocolate before microwaving, it helps to melt better and faster that way.

As for the dark chocolate, I placed the chocolate pieces in a heatproof bowl and melted the chocolate over simmering water, aka double boiler.

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48 comments

  1. As soon as I saw cheesecake bars, I had to visit! Cheesecake is one of my all time faves! These look amazing! Pinning and sharing!

  2. I definitely agree these should be renamed “death by chocolate cheesecake bars” – they look wickedly delicious Shinee.

  3. I love the step by step you’ve provided!! And these bars look TO DIE for! Could you send me a dozen please? I just had dinner, ready for dessert!! 😉

  4. So pretty! And ALL the chocolate! Right up my alley 😉

  5. These look so good that I wish I could jump through the screen and grab 4 or 5. 😉 Have fun at your first ever conference. I want to go to one, but am so nervous! Can’t wait to make these soon. Pinned! 

  6. They ARE eye-candy! I love how you showed the creamy texture in the photo – beautiful! I hope you win the contest, Shinee! 🙂

  7. This looks so much like a slice my Nan used to make when I was little.
    You just can’t beat chocolate and cream cheese:) Good luck

  8. Oh my goodness, I’m in love with these bars!! They seriously look like they just might be my new favorite dessert!! Love em! 🙂

  9. Those cheesecake bars look SO delicious!! And I love that swirl – it’s too pretty! Pinned 🙂

  10. Love these! Pinning! found you on Two Cup Tuesday!

  11. Yum! This looks so amazing! I am going to be going home and trying this as soon as I can. Keep posting stuff like this and I will keep being a devoted fan!

  12. These look absolutely divine! I love the swirly look each bar has too 🙂

  13. 3 kinds of chocolate will never, ever be a bad thing. These are beautiful, too.

  14. These look amazing!! Found you on Wine’d Down Wednesday!! I would love if you stop by my place tomorrow and share some of yor favorite things on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link party!! I’d love to have you!!

  15. You can never go wrong with triple chocolate AND cheesecake – yum!

  16. I seriously always end up at your website because of your yummy photos from link parties! You should have your own recipe book!

  17. Yum, I love the swirls, and the cheesecake part! 
    Cathy

  18. Yum! This looks incredible with the perfect chocolate to cream cheese ratio!

  19. These are so beautiful, you could totally give these as gifts. Thanks for posting. Hello from Best of the Weekend Party.

  20. I’m just stopping by to let you know that your cheesecake bars were chosen by Amber as her favorite and we will be featuring it at our next party on Monday at 7pm. Woo Hoo! Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  21. Ooooh this just looks so good!!! I want some 😀

  22. Saw you right at the top as a favorite on “Lou Lou Girl’s Fabulous Party.” Glad they favorited it! Just went and pinned it. 
    Cheesecake is always great. And who can say no to chocolate? 
    I’m working on a Butterscotch Blondie Cheesecake right now, so I’ve been dealing with A LOT of cheesecake…haha.
    Jennie

  23. I just made these last night and they were incredible! I added some chocolate liquor to the chocolate cheese mixture, and left them in the fridge overnight, and they were incredibly fudgey and delicious!

    • Oh yum, adding a liquor sounds good! I like how you roll, Valerie! If you happen to have some left, take a picture and send it to me via e-mail, or post it on Instagram with hashtag #sweetandsavorybyshinee. I’d love to see it, and I’ll feature it on my “From Your Kitchen” page. 🙂

  24. Sure! I just emailed you a picture of the ones that remain – most of them were eaten yesterday a picnic I went to 🙂 

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