No Bake Candy Bar Cheesecake Squares is a delicious, rich dessert made up of everyday ingredients found often in your fridge and pantry. Use up that leftover candy from the candy dish and enjoy!
Do you ever just want to create something new in the kitchen? That is what happened to me one Sunday afternoon. Ryan had taken my computer so I couldn’t do any blog work and there was cream cheese in the fridge that was calling my name.
Really, I think it was. Chocolate calls my name too.
As I make a lot of delicious food with cream cheese like these mint chocolate chip cheesecake bars, I long to find more recipes. Why? Hubby loves it.
He was a little doubtful of the no bake candy bar cheesecake squares because of the “no bake” in the title. He would prefer a baked cheesecake. He ate one piece and, well, didn’t have to doubt anymore. It was approved. You do have to bake the crust, so maybe it isn’t entirely “no bake”. I was referring to the cheesecake, in case you were wondering. 😉
No Bake Candy Bar Cheesecake Squares
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The recipe is a simple one. The cream cheese filling only has a few ingredients. The cookie crust is just that: a cookie crust. The topping is whipped cream with chopped candy bar pieces.
You can start to taste the blend of flavors now, can’t you? The chocolate chip cookie crust, the cheesecake filling, the candy bar pieces…
Use any candy bar you have or simply use chocolate chips. Milk chocolate, peanut butter or mint chips would all taste great. Caramel pieces would be delectable.
I used my food processor to turn the chocolate chip cookies into crumbs and to mix in the butter. I use the food processor all the time and it is one of those items I am so glad I have. Of course, if you don’t have one, a rolling pin and plastic bag work just fine! 🙂
- 15 chocolate chip cookies
- 3 T melted butter
- 1 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup whipped cream
- 1 cup candy bar pieces , broken
Crush cookies and mix in melted butter
Press onto the bottom of a greased 8 or 9 inch square pan
Bake at 350* for 7 minutes
Mix together cream cheese and sugar
Stir in lemon juice and sweetened condensed milk
Spread on the cooled cookie crumbs
Spread whipped cream on top of cream cheese mixture
Sprinkle candy bar pieces on top and refrigerate