Sunday, April 24, 2011

S'mores Cheesecake Bars

Guess we will have to experience spring and summer through our food this year since mother nature isn't willing to cooperate with us. Campfires and s'mores pretty much spell summer! I could sit around a campfire for hours just staring at the flames, but it isn't a true campfire until the marshmallows are roasted!

Love cheesecake. Love bars. Love cheesecake bars.

I tried the tiniest sliver of these bars since I was absolutely stuffed from Easter dinner, but that tiny little bite sent me straight to heaven. Took my love for s'mores to a whole new level!


S'mores Cheesecake Bars

Crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling:
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup marshmallow cream
2 teaspoon cocoa
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Topping:
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
melted chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a small bowl. Mix with a fork until well combined. Press the mixture into an even layer in the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from an oven and allow to cool while preparing the filling. Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees.

Melt the coarsely chopped chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between intervals, until completely melted and smooth. Set aside and let cool. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and marshmallow cream. Beat on medium high speed for 1-2 minutes until mixture is smooth. Add cocoa, vanilla, and eggs and mix until well incorporated. Stir in melted chocolate. Pour the filling over graham cracker crust and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes or until the center does not jiggle when gently shaken. Remove for the oven and evenly top with mini marshmallows. Return to the oven for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack. When cooled to room temperature, drizzle with melted chocolate if desired. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before cutting and serving.


Source: Annie's Eats
Linked to: Tidy Mom's I'm Lovin' It

9 comments:

  1. Love cheesecake and bars, too. So I'll have to earmark your cheesecake bars for sure!

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  2. Those bars look delicious and I love the cute way that you put on the topping :) Have a great week!

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  3. MmM looks delicious! Hey! I'm having a linky party at my blog called A Themed Baker's Sunday where this week's theme is lemons! If you have any lemon recipes I would love for you to join!!
    Alyssa
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/04/themed-bakers-sunday-2.html

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  4. I'm with you, I love cheesecake bars, especially when there's chocolate.

    I'd love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/28/mint-infused-plum-tarte-tatin/

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  5. These sound absolutely amazing!

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  6. Oh yeah, I've gotta try these. They look YUM! We would ♥ for you to show this off at our linky party!

    Lolly Jane
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my! I'll be making these yummies!!! And I'm featuring them (in 2 hours) on this weeks All Things Inspired!!!
    xoxo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  8. Can't wait to try these! We all love a good s'more!

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  9. Congrats! you were an honorable mention in last weeks A Themed Baker's Sunday! Hope to see you this week where the theme is Bread!
    Alyssa

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