Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

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Raspberry cheesecake bars with streusel topping

I am so excited about this post because I am entering it into a recipe contest hosted by my two favorite bloggers: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups. When I first found out about the contest, I was went a little crazy deciding what recipes I could recreate and had a dozen different ideas and then pondered over them for way too long. I am a little nervous because these two bloggers are so amazing and a source of inspiration to me.

Raspberry cheesecake bars with streusel topping

I chose to recreate Shelly’s Caramel Apple Cheesecake bars. Hands down, my favorite dessert is cheesecake, but I really don’t allow myself to have it very often, because let’s face it, I don’t need the extra calories. I also am a little bit intimidated to make a cheesecake at home. So I am starting here, with Shelly’s recipe and I made Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake bars. These cheesecake bars have a streusel topping as well, which I love.

Raspberry cheesecake bars with streusel topping

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Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

  • Yield: 12 Bars

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
  • Makes 12 bars
  • Adapted from Cookies and Cups
  • Ingredients:
  • Crust:
  • 1 C All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C Light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C Oats
  • 1/2 C Unsalted butter- at room temperature
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 6 oz raspberries, washed and dried
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar + 1 tbsp, divided
  • 1 pk Cream cheese (8 oz)- at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/4 C Dark chocolate pieces
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1/2 C Light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 C Old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 C Unsalted butter- at room temperature
  • Ganache:
  • 3 oz Dark chocolate
  • 2 oz Heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Start by making the crust. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Use a fork and pastry cutter to combine the butter into the flour, oats and brown sugar.
  3. Firmly pack into an 8×8” pan and bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes until a light golden brown.
  4. Wash and dry raspberries. Combine with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.
  5. While crust is baking, prepare the cheesecake layer. In a medium size bowl, combine softened cream cheese, with vanilla extract, 1/4 C granulated sugar and egg. Mix until well combined and creamy. Fold in dark chocolate chunks.
  6. Prepare streusel layer. Combine dry ingredients with butter and use a fork and pastry cutter to combine the butter into the flour, oats and brown sugar.
  7. When crust is finished baking, poor cheesecake layer onto of warm crust, spread evenly. Sprinkle with raspberry. Pour streusel layer on top of cheesecake layer.
  8. Return cheesecake bars to the oven and bake at 350° for another 25-30 minutes until the center is firm.
  9. Once removed from the oven, prepare ganache by microwaving dark chocolate chips and heavy cream in 30 second increments until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth and drizzle over bars.
  10. Allow bars to cool for at least an hour. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill for at least two hours. I chilled mine overnight.
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Raspberry cheesecake bars with streusel topping

So bottom line is, if I can make cheesecake bars, so can you. Thanks to Kristin and Shelly for sponsoring such a fun contest!

Raspberry cheesecake bars with streusel topping

Disclaimer: I am entering these Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars in the Creative Recipe Contest hosted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups!

11 Responses
  1. Gloria Phillips (@simplygloria1)

    I love how you did these bars…especially with the pink burlap to display them! (Now, I’m on the hunt for that burlap!) You did a fabulous job on these bars! Gorgeous! (=

  2. The Domestic Rebel

    Chocolate and raspberry is my favoritest thing EVERRRR. These look so perfect, Julianne — I hope you win!

  3. Life, Love and Sugar

    Good luck in the contest! These look awesome! I love me some cheesecake – especially with berries! 🙂

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