Louisiana Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

19  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 5 hr 48 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

A marriage of everyone's two favorite cakes—cheese and red velvet—means you'll double up on delicious at your next party.

Louisiana Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 24 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate (6 oz.), divided
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. red food coloring

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix  cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Melt  4 oz. chocolate as directed on package; place in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended. Remove 2 cups batter; mix with melted chocolate and food coloring. Carefully spread over crust; cover with remaining plain batter.
  • Bake  26 to 28 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Melt remaining chocolate; drizzle over dessert. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Recipe Tips

Better For YouSave 40 calories per serving by preparing with Reduced Fat OREO Cookies and Neufchatel cheese.

Louisiana Red Velvet Cheesecake MinisCut chilled dessert into 1-1/2-inch squares. Or, use small decorative cookie cutters to cut dessert into fun miniature shapes. Garnish each with a mini OREO Cookie just before serving, if desired.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 350 
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 105 mg
  • Sodium 280 mg
  • Carbohydrate 29 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 22 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 15 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 6 %DV
  • Iron 8 %DV

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