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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars with a Toffee Cookie Crust
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5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars with a Toffee Cookie Crust

Chocolate chip cheesecake bars are almost too good to be true, add in a toffee cookie crust and you've just created a masterpiece! Wouldn't your friends and family love these delicious bars for dessert tonight?
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, Cheesecake, chocolate chip
Servings: 9
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Ingredients

crust

  • 11/2 cup toffee sandies - fine crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted

Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup semi sweet or your choice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

Instructions

  • Place the toffee sandies in a food processor and pulse to a fine crumb, place in mixing bowl
  • Add melted butter and mix well.
  • Press crumb mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9 x 9 inch pan
  • Bake crust for 10-12 minutes at 325 degrees
  • Cool on a wire rack.

Filling

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cheeses, sugar, zest and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Fold in Chocolate chips
  • Pour over crust and smooth with an offset spatula
  • Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until center is just set and top begins to brown.
  • Remove pan from the oven, and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer then refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.4mg