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Oreo Cheesecake Bars

These Oreo Cheesecake Bars are a great dessert recipe for the Super Bowl or any party!

Oreo Cheesecake Bars |

When I think of the Super Bowl, I think of healthy foods. I think of green smoothies and kale chips and tofu and flax seed granola and…

Waiiit, no.

No, that’s…

That’s not right at all.

Let’s start over.

When I think of the Super Bowl, I think of deep fried mozzarella sticks, giant bowls of chili and hot wings, hip-widening creamy dips, and bite sized desserts– many of them, preferably with chocolate.

Oreo Cheesecake Bars |

We’ve had a good long run of healthy recipes here on the blog, but I hope you’re as ready as I am to jump back on the dessert train. I’ve grown to love cooking over the years, and I’ve really enjoyed this season of healthier recipes. But baking is my first love and there’s nothing like the warmth of the oven, the drum of my mixer blade, and the smell of dessert wafting from the kitchen to make my soul happy.

I figured if I was jumping back into this dessert train, I might as well go all out with two of my favorite things: Oreos and Cheesecake. I really don’t feel much explanation is in order. I mean, when you combine two things as amazing as Oreos and Cheesecake magical things happen. In fact, a unicorn might have actually been born when this came out of the oven.

Oreo Cheesecake Bars |

These bars are easy to throw together, totally make ahead friendly, and, since they’re fairly rich, you can cut them small and feed a bunch of people (or just a few people who really love cheesecake).

So do your part to grow the unicorn population. Make Oreo Cheesecake Bars. Share them with your friends. Be the star of your Super Bowl party.

Then make another batch and hoard all the creamy, crunchy, chocolatey Oreo goodness for yourself. I don’t think the unicorns will mind.

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time 25 minsPrep Time
Cook Time 45 minsCook Time
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins Total Time
Yields 24-36 squares, depending how big you cut them


  • 36 Oreos, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9 x13 inch baking pan with foil allowing it to go up each end and up the sides. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place 26 of the Oreos in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to smash them into fine crumbs. (You can also use a food processor if you have one). Add the melted butter to the bag, zip it up tight, and shake it until well combined.
  3. Press the Oreos down into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until well combined, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides then add the sour cream and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Pour the mixture over top of the Oreo crumb crust.
  6. Bake for 42-45 minutes or until the edges are completely set and the center is just barely jiggly. Allow the cheesecake to cool. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  7. Meanwhile,melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave in 1 minute increments until smooth. Roughly chop or crumble the remaining Oreos.
  8. Once the bars are set, use the foil to pull them from the pan. Spread the remaining crumbled Oreos evenly on top of the baked cheesecake.Use a spoon to drizzle the ganache evenly over the bars. Allow the chocolate to set for 10-15 minutes then cut into bars and serve.


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Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough January 30, 2014, 11:31 AM

    THIS. This is exactly what I picture myself eating on Super Bowl Sunday. Aaaaand probably every day henceforth (my hips will be so happy ;)).

  • Nancy January 30, 2014, 1:39 PM

    Omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!!! Courtney, you evil temptress of sugar ‘n fat! I love this so much, I can’t even tell you. Unicorns and rainbows and fairies are born each time you take a bite of these cheesecake bars. It’s a fact. That’s the power of oreo cookies and cheesecake. And these photos are gorgeous – I can’t stop staring at them!

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood February 2, 2014, 1:55 PM

      Hmmm….I think I’ll take the evil temptress of sugar ‘n fat. But you’re one to talk with your towering layer cakes and cheesecake bars of your own! I’m just trying to keep up with you! 🙂

  • Karen @ The Food Charlatan January 30, 2014, 1:48 PM

    “do your part to grow the unicorn population.” I…I think I love you.

    And who are we kidding about cutting these into small pieces and feeding the masses? I almost laughed out loud.

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood February 2, 2014, 1:53 PM

      I know, right? I just felt totally inappropriate putting the serving size for a 9 x 13 pan as 4. But that’s probably more accurate.

  • littleredkitchen January 30, 2014, 4:10 PM

    Fine. Twist my arm. I’ll make your oreo cheesecake bars. 🙂

  • Krystle Kouture January 30, 2014, 6:56 PM

    Oh man these look so decadent and delicious. The chocolate on top too -swoons-

  • happyvalleychow January 30, 2014, 7:23 PM

    Oh my goodness gracious these look absolutely dangerous. Fantastic recipe!

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood February 2, 2014, 1:52 PM

      Thanks so much! They are dangerous…I’ve gotta make plans to share or I’ll eat them all!

  • Lindsay @ the Live-In Kitchen January 31, 2014, 10:55 PM

    I think Oreos and cheesecake were made for each other. How have they not come out with cheesecake Oreos yet?!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 1, 2014, 3:22 AM

    Goodness – it does not help to come across this at 11:30PM. I’m dying here!

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood February 2, 2014, 1:52 PM

      Haha! It seems like I always come across the most decadent desserts either late at night or super early in the morning. Not the most convenient times to get my sweet tooth going. 🙂

  • Joanne (eats well with others) February 1, 2014, 9:27 AM

    Haha I am ALWAYS ready to be on the dessert train! And I’m totally craving at least twelve of these bars at this very second.

  • Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decaden February 8, 2014, 2:17 PM

    You’ve managed to include all my favorite foods in one deliciously decadent bar! Must try this. Thank you for sharing!

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