Wow. Wow. Wow. Talk about a phenomenal dessert! I made these a couple weekends ago to take to a BBQ with some friends and they were a hit. I, personally, couldn’t get enough of them and was trying to find ways to sneak more bites inconspicuously so I didn’t look like a glutton. I don’t think I succeeded!

If you like chocolate chips, cookie dough and cheesecake, this is the recipe for you. A graham cracker crust studded with mini- chocolate chips is topped with a creamy cheesecake layer and finally layered with chunks of cookie dough and drizzled with chocolate. Oh my. I can’t wait to make these again! Fantastic.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 1 & 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cookie Dough:
  • 5 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (I found the cookie dough was a bit stiff with this much flour, next time I think I’ll cut it down by 1/8th of a cup)
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Filling:
  • 10 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. For the crust, preheat oven to 325°F. Butter a 9?-square baking pan (I used a 9? round pan and cut the final dessert into pie-shaped pieces). Line pan with parchment paper (I used foil), leaving enough to extend over the sides. Lightly coat the parchment paper/foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter until crumbs are moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Press crust mixture into bottom of pan. Bake for 6 minutes. Set pan on wire rack to cool.
  3. For the cookie dough, using an electric mixer, mix butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract at medium speed until smooth. Decrease mixer speed to low and add flour. Mix just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.
  4. For the filling, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar just until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract, beating just until blended. Pour batter into baked crust. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls over the top of the filling.
  5. Bake about 30-35 minutes, or until set. Transfer to wire rack.
  6. For chocolate topping, melt 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave. (Tip: put the chocolate chips into a zipper bag and heat on 50% power for a few minutes. Cut the corner off the bag and squeeze the bag to make drizzling less messy). Use a teaspoon to drizzle chocolate over top of bars. Cool bars in pan completely, about an hour. (Stick the bars in the freezer for 5 minutes to set quickly if you’re in a hurry).
  7. Using the edges of the parchment paper/foil, remove bars from pan. Cut into bars (clean the knife after each cut) and serve.
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-cheesecake-bars/

Recipe Source: adapted from Dozen Flours

27 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

  1. Melanie says:

    Jenny – these are some of my favorites and your comment made me think I need to make them again soon! Your comment made me chuckle – thanks for checking in.

  2. Jenny says:

    Wow I just made this and I’m pretty sure that I need to go to confession and ask for forgiveness after eating this I’m sure it’s a sin but boy is it a good one!!! I cut the flour as the original poster suggested and it was great!!!

  3. kitchenbelle says:

    Oh my gosh–this looks FANTASTIC!comforttable.wordpress.com

  4. Amanda says:

    These were absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  5. abby says:

    Looks kind of like a cheesecake pizza and looks very good. I would liek to add it to my site < HREF="http://www.cheesecake-recipes.org" REL="nofollow">http://www.cheesecake-recipes.org/<> if you don’t mind.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Holy cow! What an amazing dessert! I am totally going to try that!!!

  7. pepperblossom decor says:

    Tried it and love it! Thank you so much for the tasty treat!!

    Amy

    Pepperblossomdecor.blogspot.com

  8. Maria says:

    What a fabulous dessert! My mouth is watering!

  9. Colleen says:

    YUM! I need to make these soon!

  10. Patsyk says:

    Oh wow! That looks incredible!

  11. Melanie says:

    Hi Abby – that sounds fine with me, just as long as you give credit to the original source that I linked to in my post since I didn’t create the recipe (but wish I had!). Thanks!

  12. Leslie says:

    That is CRAZY!!! I would seriously eat the whole thing!

  13. kamailesfood says:

    Oh my! That is one rich looking dessert. I’d probably eat way too much of it. I love the chocolate swirls.

  14. Maris says:

    This looks like such a great holiday party dessert! I can’t believe I’m already thinking that far ahead! Ha-ha.

  15. Liz says:

    OMG that looks AWESOME!

  16. Melanie says:

    Amanda – glad you tried these and liked them. Thanks for letting me know!

  17. Sharona May says:

    Wow is right!! That is like two desserts in one. YUM.Thanks for sharing . Sharona May

  18. Melanie says:

    Amy – thanks for commenting to let me know you liked these. It’s been awhile since I made them but your comment makes me want to have them again!

  19. Sara says:

    This looks delicious, I love cookie dough and cheesecake.

  20. grace says:

    i must never make this–my thighs wouldn’t stand a chance. :)seriously melanie, what a brilliant creation. :)

  21. MyCozyCreations says:

    Wow! Those look sooo good! I can’t wait to make these! Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Deborah says:

    Ok, this is just genius!!

  23. Shannon says:

    Ummm, I’d be a glutton around those!! :)

  24. Emily says:

    Meine Gute madame! Looks like a Sunday afternoon indulgence for sure! Yum-E!

  25. Mary Jane says:

    K, this was so totes dElish. And not even that hard to make! Fo shizzle the best thing eva!!!!

  26. Maria says:

    I made these last night but I didn’t have graham crackers so I used honey teddy grahams. It was SOOOO good! :)

  27. […] Whew, with a name like that you know this dessert HAS to be out-of-this-world and it certainly delivered! I thought this would be very time consuming to make with all the steps it calls for, but it was surprisingly quick to make and the end result certainly made it all worth it. You start with a layer of graham cracker crumbs mixed with chocolate chips, then top it with a sweetened cream cheese layer, then top with a layer of crumbled cookie dough and bake. How can you go wrong here? Other than not finishing these off with the chocolate drizzle and only using 8 ounces (1 bar) of cream cheese instead of the called for 10 ounces, I didn’t make any changes to the original recipe so I will link you below. If you make these in an 8×8 pan, like I did, just bake a few minutes longer until the center is set. Enjoy! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars […]

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