Monday, January 13, 2014
Oreo Cheesecake Bites ala Jess
My sweet Daughter-in-Law Jess came to visit the other day. She brought dessert, she brought amazing dessert. We ate it and enjoyed every bite. Good job Jess. Dessert is always welcome at our home! This rich dessert feeds a crowd, it also keep well in the refrigerator for several days. Tightly wrapped it will keep for a month in the freezer. Wouldn't it be great to have a few goodies in the freezer for unexpected company--great idea!
Oreo Cheesecake a la Jess
36 Oreo Cookies
4 tablespoons butter
4 8 ounce packages of cream cheese--softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces semi-sweet melts--purchased at Winco or Gygis
4 ounces vanilla melts--purchased at Winco or Gygis
Line a 9x13 inch pan with foil--leave a 2 inch overhang--this will help in removing the bars. Spray the foil with Pam.
Finely crush 24 of the Oreos, add melted butter and combine. Press Oreo crumbs onto the bottom of the 9x13 pan, put in the freezer while mixing filling.
Beat the soften cream cheese till smooth. add sugar and mix well. Gently add sour cream and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time--beat gently after each addition. Coarsely chop the remaining cookies and fold them into the batter. Remove crust from the freezer--pour filling over crust. Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes. Cheesecake is done when the sides are set and the center is almost set. Cool completely on a rack, When cool cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for 2 hours. When cold remove cheesecake from the pan using the foil over hangs--aren't you glad you left them! Remove foil and cut in bite size bars, these are quite rich so keep squares small. Put cheesecake bites on parchment paper. Put semi sweet chocolate melts in a heavy baggie. Melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals, knead the chocolate until it is melted and smooth. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and drizzle the chocolate onto the bars--have fun. It is good to drizzle! Repeat with the white chocolate. The chocolate will harden quite quickly but as with any good cheesecake the flavors will marry and be much better tomorrow. Tightly wrapped these bites will keep several days in the fridge. Wrapped tightly they will keep a month in the freezer. Thanks Jess
Inspired by Kraft