Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Recipe by SkinnyMinnie
YIELD: 16 bars




  • Heat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with foil, leaving extra foil extending over the edges.
  • Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until crumbs are moistened.
  • Stir in the miniature chocolate chips.
  • Press into the bottom and 1-inch up the sides of the pan.
  • Bake for 6 min or until set, and cool on a wire rack.
  • Decrease oven to 325ºF.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar at low speed until smooth.
  • Beat in the egg and 1 tsp vanilla until just blended.
  • Pour the filling into the prepared crust.
  • In the same large bowl, beat 5 Tbs butter, brown sugar, 3 Tbs sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and salt at medium speed for 1 min or until blended.
  • Beat in the flour at low speed just until incorporated.
  • Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips by hand.
  • Drop teaspoonfuls of the dough over the filling.
  • Bake for 30-35 min or until the top feels dry and looks set when shaken gently.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Dip a fork into the melted chocolate chips and drizzle over the top of the bars.
  • Let stand until set.
  • Using the foil edges, lift bars from the pan; peel away the foil.
  • Cut into 16 pieces and serve at room temperature.
  • Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.