SAMOA CHEESECAKE BARS

A chocolate oreo crust with creamy cheesecake in the center and topped with coconut caramel and drizzled in chocolate. All of the things that you love in a Samoa Cookie in a delicious cheesecake dessert!

SAMOA CHEESECAKE BARS

INGREDIENTS:
Oreo Crust:

  • 5 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 20 Oreos

Cheesecake layer:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg

Coconut Caramel Layer:

  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut toasted
  • 11 ounce package caramels like Kraft

Chocolate drizzle:

  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
SAMOA CHEESECAKE BARS


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 8x8 baking pan by lining it with aluminum foil allowing the sides to overhang for easy removal.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the oreos into a fine crumb. In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir the crushed cookies and butter together. Press into the bottom of the pan and bake for 9-10 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Beat the cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla together until it has a smooth and creamy consistency. Spread over the crust. Bake it for 30-35 minutes or until cheesecake is set.
  4. Let cool completely and refrigerate for an hour.
  5. To make the coconut caramel layer: Add the caramel and heavy cream to a microwave safe bowl and cook 30 seconds at a time until melted and smooth. Add the toasted coconut. Let cool for about 10 minutes and spread on top of the cheesecake layer. Add back to the fridge and chill for 3 hours.
  6. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl cooking 30 seconds at a time until smooth. Drizzle on top of caramel. I like to let my bars sit for about 30 minutes before cutting to let the caramel soften a bit.

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