Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Refrigerated peanut butter cookies make an easy base for this dessert recipe that assembles quickly and bakes into decadent cheesecake bars. From Debra Bias, Bake-Off® Monthly Challenge.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 3 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated peanut butter cookies
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
3
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Break up peanut butter cookie dough into pan. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 2 In small bowl with electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cookie crust in pan. Break chocolate chip cookie dough into small pieces; evenly drop pieces over cream cheese mixture.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until top is lightly browned and cheesecake is set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Break up peanut butter cookie dough into pan. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 2 In small bowl with electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cookie crust in pan. Break chocolate chip cookie dough into small pieces; evenly drop pieces over cream cheese mixture.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until top is lightly browned and cheesecake is set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.