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Recipe: Heath Cheesecake Bars

Heath Cheesecake Bars: 3ten.ca #dessert

Cheesecake – who doesn’t love cheesecake? My nana makes the best cheesecake and I’ve been trying to muster up the courage to ask her for her recipe. Soon, I promise. For now, let’s bake up these heath cheesecake bars.

This recipe was created on the fly this past weekend – why, you ask?

I had a block of cream cheese in my fridge for something – I purchased it at the grocery store with intent. My thoughts escaping me I checked the best before date…3 days! What?! Time to use it up.

When I was in elementary school, grade 7, I was helping with the lunch program. We gave out milk to those kids who’s parents paid for the ‘milk lunch package’. The crates were delivered once a week and I would help hand them out to the kids in the lower grades each day. One day I noticed the best before date was the previous day. Know what my principal said? “Well, it says ‘best before’ not ‘bad after’…” Oh my. He had a point, yet I wasn’t taking a chance, it was time to make some cheesecake bars since I didn’t want this best before date to get the better of me.

Ingredients

  • 14 Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup of pretzels
  • a stick of butter
  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of peanut and heath pieces
  • handful of chocolate chips

First – gather your ingredients.

Heath Cheesecake Bars: 3ten.ca #dessert

Next – melt the butter and use your Vitamix or food processor to crush the Oreo cookies and pretzels. Mix those all together and push into the bottom of a 8×8 pan that is lined with parchment paper.

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Once your crust is made, time to whip up the cheesecake.

In your stand mixer, on medium, mix the cream cheese until it’s soft. Add in the egg, the sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Then, add in the peanut pieces, heath pieces and chocolate chips.

Heath Cheesecake Bars: 3ten.ca #dessertHeath Cheesecake Bars: 3ten.ca #dessert

Time to bake – set your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30-33 minutes – until the edges are nice and golden brown. Let it cool for 25-35 minutes at room temperature and then in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

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Once the cheesecake is set – pull it out of the pan using the parchment paper. Then, take off the paper and place it on a cutting board. Cut away. I cut mine into 25 pieces – they are better smaller (I find).

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Done! Time to eat up.

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They look so good and taste just as great.

Heath Cheesecake Bars: 3ten.ca #dessert

Enjoy this delicious treat – time for you to try making cheesecake!

Recipe

Recipe: Heath Cheesecake Bars
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 14 Oreo cookies
  • ½ cup of pretzels
  • a stick of butter
  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • ½ cup of peanut and heath pieces
  • handful of chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. First - gather your ingredients.
  2. Next - melt the butter.
  3. Then, use your Vitamix or food processor to crush the Oreo cookies and pretzels. Mix the butter and crushed mixture all together and push into the bottom of a 8x8 pan that is lined with parchment paper.
  4. Once your crust is made, time to whip up the cheesecake.
  5. In your stand mixer, on medium, mix the cream cheese until it's soft.
  6. Add in the egg, the sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
  7. Then, add in the peanut pieces, heath pieces and chocolate chips.
  8. Time to bake - set your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30-33 minutes - until the edges are nice and golden brown.
  9. Let it cool for 25-35 minutes at room temperature and then in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  10. Once the cheesecake is set - pull it out of the pan using the parchment paper. Then, take off the paper and place it on a cutting board. Cut away. I cut mine into 25 pieces.

 

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