Snickers Cheesecake Bars start with a crunchy Oreo crust topped with a decadent layer of Snickers-studded cheesecake, which is then drizzled with smooth chocolate and gooey caramel, and sprinkled with salty chopped peanuts!
Yield: 24 bars
6 tablespoons butter, melted & slightly cooled
24 ounces (3 8-ounce packages) cream cheese, at room temperature
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
12-ounce package Fun Sized Snickers, chopped (about 20 Snickers, or 2 1/4 cup chopped)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet)
1/2 cup caramel sauce (store-bought or homemade)
1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped
- Adjust rack to center position of oven and preheat to 325°F. Line a 9- by 13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil so that foil overhangs the sides.
- To make the crust, place Oreos in a large food processor (or blender, although you may have to divide Oreos into a couple of batches). Process until Oreos break up into fine crumbs. Transfer Oreo crumbs to a medium bowl, pour in melted butter, and stir until crumbs are evenly moistened. Dump crumb mixture into prepared pan and press into an even layer on the bottom and slightly up the sides. Bake for 10 minutes; cool on a wire rack while preparing the filling.
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