Double Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Cooling Time:
Yields: 16 cheesecake bars

Description

This beautiful Double Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars recipe will really satisfy your cravings for some great flavors.

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 32 (2 inch) crisp NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter)
  • FILLING
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (we recommend LAND O LAKES®)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, melted per label directions
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

FOR CRUST:
STIR
crushed cookies and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is set.

FOR FILLING:
COMBINE
sugar and cream cheese in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla extract; continue beating until well mixed.

PLACE 1 cup batter in medium bowl; stir in chocolate. Pour white batter over crust. Drop spoonfuls of chocolate batter randomly over white batter.

HEAT jam in small, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) 30 to 60 seconds stirring until slightly melted. Drop spoonfuls of raspberry jam over batter. Pull through batters with knife for marbled effect. (DO NOT OVER SWIRL.)

BAKE for 50 to 55 minutes or until center of cheesecake jiggles slightly when gently shaken. (DO NOT OVER BAKE.) Cheesecake may crack on top and continue to set as it cools. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Fill in cracks with raspberry jam, if desired. Cover; refrigerate until serving time (up to 1 day). Cut into squares. Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint leaves, if desired.

NOTE: To crush cookies, place cookies in large, resealable plastic food bag. Use rolling pin to finely crush cookies. For easy cutting of bars, frequently dip sharp knife in hot water; wipe with paper towel.

Cheesecake Bars

by K. Kristen , Mountain View, CA on Sep. 2007

These can easily be summed up with just one word: divine. Everyone that tried them wanted more. Definitely a keeper!

A must try for everyone!

by v. violet , carpenter, SD on Sep. 2007

I love cheesecake and these cheesecake bars are excellent and truly delicious. You can't eat just one. This recipe is a keeper.

double chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake bars

by e. elaine , LITTLE FALLS, NJ on Sep. 2007

What a delicious treat! Easy tomake and eat! Wonderful for dessert, or anytime.

to die for

by J. JOYCE , HUDSON, NH on Sep. 2007

Absolutely delicious---I found the recipe easy and the instructions were great. Don't be afraid to try this.

very yummy

by L. Lauren , STATEN ISLAND, NY on Sep. 2007

This recipe is very yummy and easy!

So Delicious!

by J. Janice , HOUSTON, TX on Oct. 2006

This cheesecake was so delicious! I will make it again, but next time I will follow my original plan--bake the cheesecake and freeze it to have for the holidays.

Double Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

by J. JIM , ORLANDO, FL on Apr. 2006

These are just to good for words. I made 2 batches of these cheesecake bars. One to share with family & the other to enjoy on my commute to work.

wow

by g. gail , South hamilton, MA on Feb. 2006

You cannot believe this recipe. . it's soooo good and everyone at work loved it. You have to try it and it's easy to make.

cheesecake lovers

by J. Joy , Belchertown, MA on Oct. 2005

Cheesecake lovers will love these easy to make double chocolate rasberry swirl cheesecake bars. Great flavor combination.

A 10+

by C. Cheryl , VALLEY VILLAGE, CA on Oct. 2005

This is heavenly.....a must try....