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