Double Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars – The always crowd pleasing dessert bar has been taken up a notch to satisfy the sweet tooth of all those chocolate lovers out there. The perfect addition to any holiday dessert table. #NestleTollHouse #HolidayRemix
You already know by now that I do a ton of entertaining for the holidays. Something that I have been making for years, for pretty much every event I host, are Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. I like the versatility of this old standby. I can either make the cookie dough from scratch or if I’m feeling ultra lazy I can buy Nestlé® Toll House® Refrigerated Cookie Dough. It can be as easy as that. I’m telling you, as easy as they are to make, they are still always the bars that disappear very quickly from the dessert table.
You might remember me mentioning that I was volunteering at a bake sale table at our local mother’s club craft fair? Well, I was thinking that this would be the perfect opportunity to make my Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars with a NEW chocolate holiday twist. If the patrons enjoyed them, then I’d know they would be loved just as much by my family and friends.
While I was out and about I saw that Nestlé® Toll House® has colorful Holiday Morsels now. I knew the bright red and green would look awesome up against the chocolate dough. Perfectly festive for the holidays. Grab them while you can though, they’re a limited edition morsel!
Random Fun Fact: I live in Whitman, MA – home of the Toll House Cookie; the first chocolate chip cookie!
Here’s how it’s done. Mix up your cookie dough ingredients. It will be thick, don’t worry, it will be fine. Spread a little more than half of it in a parchment lined 13X9 baking dish. Spread your cheesecake mixture over that. Now it’s time to get your hands dirty. Grab little gobs (yes, that’s a very technical baking term, gobs) of the remaining cookie dough and just drop it all over the top of the cream cheese mixture and then bake for about a half hour.
To make sure they looked pretty, I also took a few of the pretty morsels and pressed them into the top of the dough just before baking. Not really necessary but I wanted to be sure that red and green was going to stand out.
Make sure you let these cool completely before attempting to cut. Pop them in the fridge if you must just don’t cut them while still warm. The cream cheese filling needs to set properly and it will just be a mess. Trust me on this. I have been tempted by the delicious smell to just dive right in and each time I just end up mad at myself.
Just in case you are wondering how they did at the bake sale. Let’s just say my kids were bummed I didn’t bring any leftovers home that weren’t sold! I think they would make great edible gifts for teachers, mail carriers etc. Just get some cute bags or boxes and you’ve got a festive and delicious gift!
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- 2 1/4 C flour all purpose
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 C butter softened (2 sticks)
- 1 C sugar
- 1 C light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 T vanilla extract
- 10 oz semi-sweet morsels
- 16 oz cream cheese softened
- 3/4 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder in a bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to mix for 1 minute.
Stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture until well combined. Stir in the morsels.
In another bowl beat together cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Spread half the cookie dough mixture into a parchment lined 9x13 baking pan. Pour in cream cheese mixture.
Using your hands break up the remaining dough and crumble over the cream cheese mixture.
Bake 350 for 35-40 minutes, until firm to the touch.
Allow to cool completely before cutting.
Store in refrigerator.