Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Classic tiramisu flavors of coffee, cream cheese and chocolate get stirred up with an easy cookie mix.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg, slightly beaten

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
tablespoon instant coffee granules or crystals
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
1
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Topping

6
oz cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup whipping cream
Chocolate curls, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in another large bowl, beat 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add milk; beat until well blended. Add coffee, vanilla and eggs; beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour over cookie base.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool at room temperature 30 minutes. Refrigerate 30 minutes to cool completely.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat 6 oz cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in whipping cream; beat about 2 minutes longer or until fluffy. Spread mixture over cooled bars. Sprinkle chocolate curls over topping.
  • 5 Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Not a coffee lover? Skip the instant coffee and you'll still have a great tasting cheesecake bar.

Skip the cooking spray, and instead line the pan with quick-release foil for easy cleanup and removal of bars from the pan.

The translation of tiramisu ("tih-ruh-mee-SOO") is "pick me up!"

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.