Nutella Cheesecake Oreo Bars
 
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Nutella Cheesecake Oreo Bars are just as dreamy and decadent as they sound - the perfect dessert for Nutella-lovers!
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Serves: 16 bars
Ingredients
For the crust:
  • 20 Oreos (regular, not double-stuff)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the filling:
  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1⅓ cups Nutella
  • 3 large eggs
For the ganache topping:
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
  • 10 Oreos, crushed into large crumbs
Instructions
For the crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the Oreos in a sealed plastic bag, and put that bag on a stable surface like a cutting board. Using a rolling pin or mallet, smash the Oreos until the crumbs are quite small.
  3. Combine the Oreo crumbs in a bowl with the melted butter. Then press the Oreo butter mixture firmly into the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. Bake crust for about 10 minutes, then set aside while you make the filling. In the meantime, reduce oven temperature to 325.
To make the filling:
  1. Place all filling ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Pour filling on top of the crust. Depending on how deep your baking dish is, you might have a little extra filling. Don't fill the dish more than two-thirds full. You can use the extra filling to bake a few mini cheesecakes.
  3. Bake the cheesecake bars until the center is just set, about 45-60 minutes depending on your oven. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the ganache:
  1. Place chocolate in a small heatproof bowl. On the stovetop or in the microwave, heat the heavy cream until it's just simmering. Pour the cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for about 60 seconds. Use a spatula to gently stir the chocolate and cream until the chocolate is all melted. If the chocolate won't completely melt, you can microwave it for 5-10 seconds at a time until smooth. Add the butter and stir gently to combine. Set the ganache aside to cool slightly. It should be spreadable but not runny.
  2. Spread ganache over the cheesecake bars. Top immediately with Oreo crumbs.
  3. Cover and chill bars until nice and cold. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Notes
Cheesecake filling adapted from Baked by an Introvert.
Recipe by Ready to Yumble at http://readytoyumble.com/nutella-cheesecake-oreo-bars/