Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts.  It is so delicious and indulgent, it’s pretty irresistible.  The problem for me is that I find a regular cheesecake far too large to have around the house because I, in fact, cannot resist it.  These cheesecake bars are the perfect solution because you can still have all the deliciousness of cheesecake, but in a much more manageable serving.  Also, they are easier to unload on friends and family since they are so portable 🙂  I made these in a 8 x 8″ pan but the recipe can be easily doubled in a 9 x 13″ dish.

Oreo Cheesecake Bars
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For the crust:
23 Oreo cookies
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

For the cheesecake:
12 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
6 tbsp. sugar
6 tbsp. sour cream, at room temperature
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. salt
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
12 Oreo cookies, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 325˚ F.  Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with foil.  To make the crust, place the Oreos in the bowl of a food processor.  Process, pulsing, until the cookies are finely ground.  Add in the melted butter and pulse until the cookie crumbs are moistened.  Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan.  Press the crumbs into an even layer over the bottom of the pan.  Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then set aside and prepare the filling while maintaining the oven temperature.

To make the filling, add the cream cheese to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat on medium-high speed until light and smooth, about 2 minutes.  Mix in the sugar until well combined.  Blend in the sour cream, vanilla and salt.  Beat in the egg and egg yolk on medium-high speed until incorporated, scraping down the bowl as needed.  Stir in the chopped Oreos with a rubber spatula.

Pour the cheesecake batter over the prepared crust, smoothing the top with a spatula.  Bake for about 40 minutes, until the cheesecake is set around the edges but slightly wobbly in the center.  Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool about 1 hour to room temperature.  Cover the pan and refrigerate until well chilled, about 3 hours.

To cut the bars, pull the cake from the pan by lifting the foil up out of the pan.  Place on a cutting board, peel away the foil, and slice into bars.  Clean the knife blade between each slice to keep the edges neat.  Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Source: adapted from Recipe Girl, originally from You Made That Dessert? by Beth Lipton

61 Responses

  1. These remind me of my childhood when I used to make oreo milkshakes with about 12 oreos and minimal milk. Mmmm.

  2. I must say, I’ve been stalking your blog for quite some time now. I have been on a kick for the last few weeks, trying a bunch of your recipes out. Not ONE has failed. (Benchiladas last night! Delicious!) I get SO EXCITED when I see that you’ve updated. But when I pulled up the page this morning, upon seeing the picture of these bars, I actually SHUDDERED. You gave me a food orgasm this morning, Annie. Thanks so much for that! 😉

  3. oh yum!

    I love that this recipe can be made without 3 or 4 packages of cream cheese! These look perfect and delicious!

  4. This looks like a hit! I also have serious self-control issues with cheesecake, so bars should help. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh dear, I’m going to need to make these for my husbands upcoming birthday. He requested cookies and cream cupcakes but promptly changed his request when I showed him these. They look fantastic!

  6. oh, I love this cheesecake! great idea Annie!

  7. Oh my! I absolulely love cheesecake but never thought to make them into bars! Genuis 🙂

  8. Oh, my gosh! This looks wonderful! Wish I had seen it earlier – I would’ve totally made this for my daughter’s school picnic! What a great pic, by the way!

  9. I bet this would be equally good as a pie! MMMMMMM.

  10. Cheesecake..yum…I’m suddenly very hungry.. haha

  11. Oh, quick question – for the crust, you use the whole thing of Oreo cookies including white cream, right? 🙂 Thanks for posting the recipe. It’s making me drool…

  12. Like you, I can’t resist a cheesecake and they are much too large to have around the house. When I make cheesecake I like to have it mile high and will use at least 4 blocks of cheese. … So I haven’t made one in a really long time. These cheesecake looks lovely though, I love the oreo crust.

  13. I could seriously eat the computer screen right now – these look delicious! I can never get my slices to look so neat when I make bar cookies. great job!

  14. these look out of control amazing!!!!! oreos and cheesecake are two of my favorite desserts! great combo!

  15. These look too good to be true!!

  16. These look and sound so good! I have to make these soon but I don’t think they’ll last more than a day in my house 😆

  17. I am SO making these this weekend!!

  18. oh my those look soo tempting!!

  19. If my husband saw this, he’d want me to make them right away! These look so good! There’s something about oreos and cheesecake together that is irresistible!

  20. I was excited when I saw the link to these and even more excited when I saw the photo. Mmmmmmmmm!

  21. My mouth literally dropped when I loaded the page. OMG, those look amazing. My husband’s birthday is in a couple of weeks, he’d probably like these way more than regular cake. They look too good to wait 2 weeks for, though. LOL


  22. Everything you make I want to make!!!! These look incredible!


  23. This question is unrelated to this recipe but what size tip do you use to swirl the icing on top of your cupcakes?

    • Sally, if you read the comments in whatever cupcake posts you are interested in, I assure you this question has been answered countless times.

  24. Be still, my heart!

  25. Besides being more manageable, you forgot to mention OREO!

  26. I’m in a bad mood, it’s 100 degrees out today (I am not exaggerating), and I love cream cheese stuff – my god, how I want one of these.

  27. omigosh these look incredible!!!

  28. Just made these!! They’re awesome! That’s what happens when you open up Annie’s Eats with your hungry boyfriend next to you. Thanks Annie.

  29. yummm, this is going to be next on my baking list. i wanted to know, can you substitute anything else instead on the sour cream? maybe yogurt or cream cheese instead? its a bit hard to get sour cream in this part of the world. 😛

    • Atia,
      Try Google to find a subsitute. I would think yogurt or cream cheese would work, but I’m not sure.

  30. These look like they have the perfect proportion of oreos to cheesecake!

  31. Oh yum!! These would be fun to make when they have the color filled Oreos too!!

  32. Bars are the new cookie! I love bars so much more than cookies or cake, maybe it is the texture. So pretty!

  33. I know exactly what you mean! The desserts I love most to bake are often hard to freeze or share. Turning cheesecake into bars is a great idea – and these look spectacular. You always have the best food cooking over here, I love your blog!

  34. Oh man, they look good

  35. These look really good, definitely going on my baking list.

  36. Wow, these look very appetizing!! What do you do with all of the treats you bake?

    • Give them to family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. and occasionally keep them for us here at home.

  37. These look so yummy! I accidentally bought double the cream cheese I needed last week…. I think I will double the recipe and make these today!

  38. These looked so good that I had to try my hand at them. They’re in the oven as we speak.

    Warning .. roughly chopping Oreo Cookies can be messy. Crumbs everywhere! 🙂

  39. these look great for a cookout or picnic! yum!!

  40. OMG that picture ! When I saw it I immediately wanted to make them !

  41. Wow really looks delicious. Love to taste it..

  42. I made these this past weekend. Pretty good if you like Oreo Cookies … and I do!

  43. I made these for one of my classes as an end of year treat and they loved them! Super yummy, and super easy.

  44. I made these last weekend and they are DELICIOUS!! Thank you!

  45. I loved these… glad you enjoyed them too! Your blog is delicious 🙂

  46. I made these last week… I think I’ll be making them for every potluck henceforth :). Another winner, Annie!

  47. Made these this weekend and they were amazing! One little addition I made was to cover the cracked cheesecake top with a chocolate ganache topping. It made the whole thing just look even classier and who doesn’t love more chocolate? Thanks for the great recipe!

  48. These look sinful. Thanks for the recipe.

  49. Annie! I made these for my company bake off yesterday and took home first prize!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I’ve been passing a link to your blog around the office now – hopefully you’ll have some new followers!!

  50. I made this for dessert tonight. I’m excited!

  51. Hi! I’m making these for some college friends visiting for the weekend…how many bars does this recipe make?

  52. These are INCREDIBLE! Thanks for the amazing Oreo recipes Annie! keep em comin’ ;D

  53. First off let me say that your blog is amazing. I stumbled upon it looking for an “Oreo cookie cheesecake” recipe for my brother who requested the dessert for his 32nd birthday. I looked at a few recipes but once I saw your recipe (and the incredible picture), I knew that I’d found a winner. I just took them out of the oven and since I forgot the “Cooking with glass” rule and didn’t adjust the oven temperature, they came out a little brown on the top but that’s ok. I’m just gonna cover the top with an “Oreo cookie whipped cream” and Oreo cookie halves. I know that he’s gonna enjoy this cheesecake. Thank you for this blog Annie…You have a fan for life!

  54. These look amazing!! I just might have to make these tonight!

  55. can you freeze the oreo cheesecake bars and if so how?

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