I used to have a fear of baking…okay, let’s be honest, I still do. Baking is a science and I always like to put a little bit more of this and that. I’ve been following BakerbyNature on Instagram and she has given me the confidence to bake delicious and beautiful desserts. I tried her Oreo Cheesecake Bars over the weekend and it was delicious. It’s perfect for non-bakers like myself! Check out the original recipe here or the full recipe below!
Rich and creamy Oreo Cheesecake Bars! Made in a 9x13 baking pan and no water bath required!
- (1) regular full-size package Oreo cookies, crushed into fine crumbs (36 sandwich cookies in total)
- 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
- 3 (8 ounce) packages full-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup full-fat sour cream, at room temperature
- 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs + 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 16 Oreo cookies, roughly chopped, divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing two of the sides to overlap (you want an overhang of at least 2-inches on two sides) and spray lightly with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the crushed cookie crumbs and melted butter, mix well to combine.
- Press the mixture into the bottom - and slightly up the sides - of the prepared pan.
- Bake the crust in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and set aside on a cooling rack until needed.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees (F).
- In the body of a high power blender, food processor, stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand held electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sour cream until completely smooth.
- Add sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Add in the eggs and yolks and beat until combined.
- Stir in the flour, mixing just until combined.
- Using a rubber spatula, fold in the cream, mixing just until it's incorporated in the batter. Finally, fold 3/4 of the chopped Oreo cookies into the batter.
- Pour filling on top of prepared crust, and spread evenly. Sprinkle the top with remaining Oreo cookies.
- Check to ensure your oven has cooled to 325°F, then place the pan in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the edges have set and the middle is still a little jiggly. The cheesecake will firm up a lot as they cool.
- Remove the bars from the oven, and cool at room temperature for one hour. Then refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
- When you're ready to serve: use the foil overhang to lift the cheesecake bars from the pan and transfer them to a cutting board. Using a large, sharp knife, slice the slab into squares, wiping the knife clean with a damp cloth between slices. Serve at once.
Author: Ashley Manila, Baker by Nature