One of my all time favorite candy bars is Snickers. I also love Twix and Caramello….I think as long as it has caramel, I like it. As for desserts go, cheesecake is my ultimate favorite. When I was little I used to request a cheesecake instead of a regular birthday cake. Sometimes my mom would pick up on the the kinds that had all the different flavors…a sampler cheesecake. I would be so happy, because I love cheesecake…every. single. kind. Later in life, when I started baking and cooking, I always shied away from making cheesecake. I am not sure why, although I think it was probably because I was too intimidated by it. How could I replicate the most delicious, perfect dessert? I never even looked into how it was made, because it just seemed impossible.
When Pinterest started getting popular, I would see different cheesecakes popping up everywhere. Cheesecake cupcakes, double layered cheesecakes, cheesecake bars….’how hard could it be?’ I wondered. Finally I decided to tackle my first cheesecake dessert, Sopapilla Cheesecake. Now, this was a little bit of a cheat, because the ‘cheesecake’ was actually just a filling, but I would later find out that the mixture for the filling, is the same basic filling in regular cheesecake. I went on to make Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes, Skinny Mini Key Lime Cheesecake Cupcakes, and Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Bars…all of which were not difficult. Some more tedious than others, but I wouldn’t say any were hard.
Moving on, I decided to combine my 2 favorite treats: Cheesecake and Snickers. How could I go wrong? I decided to make them on an Oreo crust, but I think they would be equally delicious on a graham cracker crust as well. It can be made the same was as the Oreo crust, just with graham crackers instead. The end result of these Snicker Cheesecake Bars was soooo delicious. It was hard to get a picture that did them justice, because they get so messy when you cut them up (or maybe I just need a better knife?). Trust me, you want to make these. I wasn’t even going to post these for a few weeks, but I had such overwhelming feedback when I posted a teaser picture on my Facebook page, that I felt like y’all needed this recipe ASAP.
- 20 Oreo cookies any type
- 5 TBS unsalted butter melted
- 16 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature (can use lower fat as well)
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 fun size snickers chopped
- ⅓ cup milk chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Set aside a 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan.
2. For the crust: In a food processor or blender, pulse the whole Oreos into fine crumbs. Stir the cookie crumbs and melted butter together until well blended. Press mixture into the baking pan filling in all gaps. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Allow to cool as you prepare the filling.
3. For the filling: Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract together with a hand or stand mixer until smooth and creamy, about 3 full minutes. Fold in the Snickers. Spread the mixture over your cooled crust. Top with chocolate chips.
4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the cheesecake has set and the edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool for 30 minutes on a wire rack and then completely cool in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
5. Using a sharp knife cut the cheesecake into bars.
Store bars in a covered container for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.
Recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a 9x13-inch pan, baking time will vary - about 45-55 minutes.
You can also connect with me here:
Thanks for visiting!
this looks amazing! I also love Snickers but can't have any because of severe peanut allergy of my partner... wonder if maybe it would also work with Mars or another non-peanut bar!
You can definitely make these with other candy bars! I think Milky Way or Twix could be delicious! Let me know what you try!
Oh, my gosh, these look amazing! Can't wait to try it - pinning!
These look amazing! I would love for you to link up with me on my blog http://acowboylife.blogspot.com/2014/01/friday-favorites-link-party.html
Amy | Club Narwhal
Allyson, these are positively dreamy! And I'm so glad you posted the recipe because these are on my Super Bowl menu--especially for my Snickers loving husband. Can't wait to try them!
I hope he likes them as much as we did! Let me know how they turn out!
I love anything cheesecake. These look awesome. Pinned it.
That looks really good. I'm going to have to try it.
Thanks for linking up on the Friday Favorites. Hope to see you again this week!
Britni Newton Vigil
Allyson these look incredible. I love Snickers and cheesecake so I'm sure I'd love these! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat Link Party! Hope to see you again tomorrow.
Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.
Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie
These snickers cheesecake bars look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing them at The Pin Junkie party. They were featured this week. Please stop by to grab a featured button and share your newest projects at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/02/friday-link-party-53.html
The B Sandra Lee
This recipe looks to die for! My sister would love this as snickers is her favorite candy bar. Thanks for sharing- following you on facebook and twitter!
Ces @ One Charming Day
These look so good! I love anything cheesecake so I'll definitely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
They are really delicious! I hope you try them out! Thanks for stopping by!
Hi! I really don't want to eat the whole pan at once. I wonder how well they would freeze? I'm sure my guests would LOVE them!
I am not sure how they would freeze, but I think it's worth a try. Cheesecake usually freezes pretty well.