Monday, March 26, 2012

Oreo Cheesecake Bites



We love cheesecake in this house, what we love more than cheesecake is CHOCOLATE with cheesecake so this seemed too perfect!

What You Need:
- 36 Oreo Cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 4 pkgs. cream cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line your 13 x 9 " pan with foil (make sure your ends overlap the sides.) Finely crush about 25 of your cookies.

Melt 1/4 cup butter and mix with your cookie crumbs. Line the bottom of your pan with your now softened crumbs.

Beat your cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Add in your sour cream and vanilla. Add your eggs, 1 at a time, beating each until well incorporated. Chop up your remaining cookies and gently fold into your batter. Pour your batter over your crust.

Bake for 45 minutes or until the center is almost set. Meanwhile melt your chocolate and your remaining butter. Let cool slightly and then spread over the top of the cheese cake. Refrigerate for about 3-4 hours. Using your foil handles, gently remove your cheesecake from your pan and cut into squares to serve.

Cautionary Tale: I would usually have lovely pictures of the completed product after sitting with the lovely chocolate, what's prettier than some set chocolate on top of 32 ounces of cream cheese? Well if you have dogs, like I do, I would like to warn you, don't attempt to seperate your foil from your pan while both dogs are playing a game of keep away right under your feet. It will end in you almost dropping the cheesecake on the floor, the dogs licking their chompers and you pulling a Cirque de Soleil to save the cheesecake and the poor cheesecake will look like it was just hit by a bus. If you are as lucky as me, you will have one piece that looks some what presentable to snap a picture of and then you can just eat the rest with a spoon, right off the foil, not even bothering with the squares.

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