Baking Classics: Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Baking Tutorials. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director Baking & Pastry Tutorials Pastry Chef Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern SocialsBaking Classics

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars 

Cookie crumbs topped with a layer of bittersweet chocolate cheesecake & finished with a sheet of indulgent ganache, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars are the ideal casual dessert to offer guests during the holidays. Although traditional cheesecakes are baked in springform pans, this decadent one pan cake utilizes a humble 8 x 8-inch square pan. Lining it with aluminum foil aides in removing it from the pan so it can be cut into bars. The manner in which a cheesecake filling is blended determines whether or not cracks will be created once baked. Beating in too much air when the eggs are added will cause the filling to rise in the oven & fall upon cooling which creates a crater in the center of the dessert. Simply mix all of the ingredients well before blending in the eggs & combine the filling just until they are incorporated. Learn how to make this stunning cheesecake & hone your skills to cut party-perfect bars for a lovely presentation plus look for additional valuable pointers on How To Melt Chocolate How To Prepare Chocolate Ganache.

Baking Tutorials. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director Baking & Pastry Tutorials Pastry Chef Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials

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makes 16 bars

Leave the pan uncovered in the refrigerator over night before the ganache layer is added as condensation will develop over the cheesecake. 

15 regular-sized cream filled chocolate cookies, broken into quarters
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 {8-oz} packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 {10-oz} package bittersweet chocolate morsels, divided
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Pulse the cookies in a food processor until finely crushed. Combine the cookie crumbs & the butter. Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch pan lined with aluminum foil extending over the sides. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Bake 5 minutes. Microwave 5-oz {about 3/4 cup} of the chocolate in a small bowl on High power for 45 to 60 seconds, stirring often, until melted & smooth. Let stand 5 minutes. 

Blend the cream cheese & the sugar with an electric hand-held mixer about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on High speed. Add the melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture. Blend on Low speed, about 20 seconds. Add the cocoa powder & blend on Low speed, about 20 seconds. The mixture will be thick. Add the eggs & blend combine until just blended & smooth, about 20 seconds. Pour the batter into the prepared pan over the cookie crust. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until the center is just set when slightly jostled. Cool 1 hour at room temperature. Chill 8 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Remove the cheesecake from the pan. Gently remove the foil & place on a cutting board. Place the remaining 5-oz of chocolate {about 3/4 cup} in a small bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan with tall sides over Medium-High heat 1 1/2 minutes until bubbles form around the edges & climb approximately 1-inch up the pan sides. Immediately remove it from the heat & pour the cream over the chocolate. Let stand 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Pour the ganache over the surface of the cheesecake, spreading to the edges in an even layer. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the ganache to set completely. Cut into bars. Garnish, if desired.

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How To Cut Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Clean edges make for a stunning presentation. Once the bars are cut, line them up on a pretty silver tray in neat & tidy rows. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired.

Baking Tutorials. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director Baking & Pastry Tutorials Pastry Chef Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials

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Use a a sharp chef’s knife & cut straight down the center of the cheesecake. It will take two cuts. The key point is that the chef knife must be thoroughly rinsed under hot water & dried in between each cut that is made. If a droplet of water drips onto the surface of the ganache, it will leave a blemish so take your time. Next, cut each half in half & continue until you have a total of 16 squares. The bars can be trimmed further by making crisp cuts along the edges that baked against the pan if you so choose.

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