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Samoa Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
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Course: Dessert
Author: Alyssa M - Troop 40273

Ingredients

Oreo Crust

  • 20 Oreos
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted

Cheesecake Layer

  • 16 oz. cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Coconut Caramel Chocolate Layer

  • 11 oz. package caramels
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut toasted
  • 6 crushed Samoa cookies
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 8x8 baking pan by lining it with foil.
  • With a rolling pin or In a food processor, crush the oreos into a fine crumbs.
  • Combine the crushed cookies and butter together in a medium bowl. Press cookie mixture into the bottom of the pan and bake for 9-10 minutes. Cool completely.
  • With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla together until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over the prepared crust. Bake it for 30-35 minutes or until cheesecake is set. Cool completely, and then refrigerate for an hour.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the caramel and heavy cream in the microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time. Stir and return to microwave until melted and smooth.
  • Add the toasted coconut and crushed Samoas to the melted caramel mixture. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Spread melted caramel mixture over cheesecake layer. Return to refrigerator and chill for 3 hours.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time until smooth. Drizzle on top of caramel.
  • Allow to sit for 30 minutes before cutting.

Notes

According to the recipe directions provided at time of the competition, this recipe was adapted from one found on TheRecipeCritic.com.
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