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Cheesecake Bars

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I was in the mood for something cold and lip-smackingly sweet. Something I could sink my teeth into. Something to maintain my weight. So I made this treat with a few of my favorite things.

Cheesecake.

Chocolate. (Hello there my friend)

and these cookies.

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If you ever fly Delta, then you’ve probably had them before. They’re one of the snack options. I always get excited when the cart comes down the aisle. Time for cookies. They’re so good, I’ve started buying them if I travel other airlines because it feels wrong to fly without them.

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They’re a crunchy, no-frills, sans chocolate type of cookie. Actually, I’m surprised I like them so much. But I do. Oh I do.

So I thought they would be great to use for the cheesecake crust.

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Throw the cookies into a food processor and chop them up into beautiful golden brown cookie powder.

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About 1 1/2 cups worth.

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Then add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.

Don’t you love how packed brown sugar looks? Even in the size of a tablespoon. Wouldn’t it be fun to have buckets of it and make brown sugar sand castles? One can only dream.

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To make the crust, mix the cookie crumbs and brown sugar together. Add 6 tablespoons melted butter and combine. Place the mixture in a 13 X 9 pan and press firmly into the bottom.

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Mix up the cheescake ingredients and pour it on the crust.

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Oh yeah!

Then bake it at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes.

And let it cool.

And try not to eat it.

And try not to eat it.

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Then whip up some chocolate ganache to pour on top.

Oh yeah.

Spread the chocolate evenly on top of the cheesecake and then refrigerate overnight.

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Cut into cute little cheesecake bars…

Or if you save a few of the cookies, you can sprinkle them on top of the chocolate before you refrigerate.

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P.S. … I didn’t make two pans of these cheesecake bars. That would be criminal. I just did half with and half without cookies on top.

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Chocolate Biscoff Cheesecake Bars

Crust
1 1/2 cups crushed Biscoff Cookies (about 27 cookies)*
3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
6 Tablespoons melted butter

Cheesecake
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
3 eggs
8 oz. sour cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Chocolate Ganache
8 oz. heavy whipping cream
2 oz. butter
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Makes about 30 bars.

* Use the remaining cookies from the package to crumble and sprinkle over the chocolate before refrigerating.

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Enjoy sinking your teeth in!