Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

What could be better than favorite chocolate chip cookies baked around a cream cheese filling?

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 36

1/2
cup cold butter
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal chocolate chip cookie mix
1
egg
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup sugar
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, cut butter into cookie mix using fork or pasty blender. Stir in 1 egg until mixture is crumbly. Gently spoon 3 cups crumb mixture into pan; press into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, 2 eggs and the vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Pour over cookie crust. Spoon remaining crumb mixture over cream cheese.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Use a wet knife for cutting cheesecake bars, wiping off crumbs after each cut.

Cold butter is needed to create a "just right" streusel texture and a crust that's easy to handle.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.