Recipe: Chocolate-coated Oreo Cheesecake Bars

A simple cheese cake loaded with Oreos is definitely a winner, says Mercy Fenton
Recipe: Chocolate-coated Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate-coated Oreo Cheesecake Bars by Mercy Fenton

So, I’m finally converted – not quite to Oreos but to crushed Oreos. I just didn’t get the kids’ fascination with said biscuits but decided they would at least enjoy an Oreo Cheesecake bar after the first week back in school. I have to confess, I had more than one slice myself, yum yum! It’s a simple cheesecake loaded with Oreos and if you add the crushed Oreos last (not like me) you will get a more flecked finish. Either way it’s rich and delicious – definitely a winner.

Ingredients

Base

270gr (about 24 biscuits) Crushed Oreos for the base

70gr melted butter

Filling

66gr (6 Biscuits) Finely crushed Oreo for filling

6 roughly broken Oreo Biscuits for filling

454gr full fat cream cheese

115gr Icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

300gr whipped cream

Topping

200gr 55% chocolate drops

100gr ceam

25 to 30gr chocolate curls.

Method:

  • Line the base of a rectangular straight sided tin – roughly 9 x 10 inches - with a sheet of parchment that covers the base and extends up the two sides.
  • Prepare the biscuit base.
  • Crush the biscuits in a bag with a rolling pin or use a food processor.
  • Mix with the melted butter and press firmly into the base of the tin
  • Refrigerate until required.
  • Using the spade attachment of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and icing sugar - scrape down sides and add the vanilla.
  • Next fold in the whipped cream.
  • Once the cream is fully mixed in, add the extra biscuits, both the finely crushed and the roughly broken biscuits.
  • Scrape the mix into the tin, and smoothen the top as best you can. Refrigerate until set.
  • Once set prepare the ganach.
  • Put the chocolate drops in a bowl that can sit over the boiled water without touching the water. Put the bowl over the pot.
  • Bring the cream to the boil and pour it over the chocolate drops, let sit for the chocolate to melt.
  • After two to three minutes, stir the chocolate mixture gently until all the chocolate is melted and mixed smoothly in with the cream.
  • Allow to sit until it is just about room temperature. When still soft but quite cool, pour over the cheesecake, spread evenly with a step pallet knife, then sprinkle with chocolate curls.
  • Refrigerate to set. And allow to set.
  • To prevent the chocolate layer cracking when serving, cut carefully with a hot dry knife.

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