Mocha Chip Cheesecake Bars
A cookie bar with an oat-cookie crust topped with a coffee and chocolate flavored cheesecake filling studded and garnished with semisweet chocolate chips.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/4 cups quick or old fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules or espresso powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips - divided use
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- For crust, beat butter and brown sugar in medium bowl until creamy. Add oats and flour; mix well. Press dough evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
- For filling, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, coffee granules, cocoa and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs; beat just until well blended. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate morsels. Pour filling evenly over crust. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate morsels.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
Makes 24 bars.