Friday, December 20, 2013

Holidays are a time of indulgence and R. Brennan is here to tempt you with her easy, no-bake recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars on the 20th day of Hot Holiday Hints. Leave her a comment below for a chance to win a $5 Evernight gift card!

I’m so excited to be here today. I just love when Evernight Publishing has these events. I already have a small notebook of tips and hints to try out next year from the posts so far. Thanks for coming by to check out my Hot Holiday Hint. You guys are going to LOVE this one. J
As I don’t have to tell you all, there's no busier time of year than the Winter Holidays. While most of the treats we make this time of year are the baked kind, these are a favorite of mine because they're completely no-bake. No baking, and every bit as decadent as anything else you’ll find in your Christmas cookie tin.
Note: Setting time is important on this one, so don't skimp on the 4-hour refrigeration time. I promise you will absolutely be glad you did.

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 4 hours 35 minutes
Yield: Makes 36

Cookie Dough Layer: 
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup mini semi-sweet morsels
Cheesecake Layer: 
1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese - softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream - whipped stiff

Chocolate Layer: 
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate coating pieces

1. Cream together butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.
2. Add flour until a soft dough forms. Fold in chocolate morsels.
3. Press cookie dough layer evenly into an 8x10 pan with straight sides.
4. Blend cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in heavy whipped cream.
5. Spread over top of cookie dough layer and cover with plastic wrap so that wrap is not touching the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
6. Melt chocolate chips or coating until smooth and spreadable. Spread over cream cheese layer evenly and refrigerate for another 2 hours or overnight until firm. Cover with plastic wrap that is not touching the chocolate top layer.
7. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting with a heated and dry knife.

You are so going to thank me for this one once you (or your family) get a taste of these treats. But, really, how can you go wrong with cookie dough and cheesecake in one dessert? I really don’t think it’s possible…
Here’s wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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amy bowens said...

Those cheesecake bars look scrumptious cant wait to try these outs! Yummy! I enjoyed the crimson rope such great hot stories. Thanks for sharing your recipe and have a Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe! I can't wait to try these they look awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe! I can't wait to try these they look awesome!!

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brittany hudson said...

Thanks for the recipe! This looks like a nice treat and since my family and I are lovers of cheesecake I think I'll be making these to enjoy and bring in the new year!


elaing8 said...

OMGosh these look so good :)
Happy Holidays

nancy said...

Those look soooo yummy, must try soonest.

ShirleyAnn said...

Great Recipe they looks so good and so easy to make must write it down yummy!!

Life Without Frank said...

Those look so good, and easy!

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R. Brennan said...

Thanks, all. You will have to share if you try them. Love finding out how new recipes go and whether or not they become family favs!

Happy Holidays!!
R. Brennan