Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, and I have blogged good old fashioned Cheesecake before....but this is Cheesecake on a whole new level. Instead of my usual Graham Cracker Crust, this has an Oreo Crust and has chunks of Oreos inside the cake as well. What I also like about this recipe is you can either bake it as a pie, or you can make them into Cheesecake Bars (which is what I did).
Oreo Cheesecake Bars
1, 8x8 pan
- 20 Oreo Cookies
- 2 T Butter
- 16 oz Cream Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8X8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
- In a food processor, puree 12 Oreo cookies until they look like breadcrumbs and combine with melted butter. Press this evenly into bottom of the prepared pan. Place in oven for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until combined (you can use an electric mixer). Add sour cream and vanilla, stir to combine. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Chop the other 8 remaining Oreo cookies roughly and gently fold into the rest of the bater. Pour the batter into the prepared crust.
- Place the pan back into the oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes, until the center is almost completely set. Remove from oven and cool in the pan for 2 hours. You can then place the pan in the fridge to cool for another 2 hours. When you're ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the pan still on the parchment paper, and cut into bars.