Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Gather the ingredients - * Oreo crumbs * Butter * Heavy cream * Chocolate * Cream cheese * Sugar * Sour cream * Vanilla extract * Cocoa powder * Eggs

In a large bowl, combine the Oreo crumbs and melted butter.  Stir until the mixture resembles wet sand.

– Transfer the crust into the prepared baking dish and press it into an even, compact layer. – Bake for 5 minutes, then remove the pan to a wire rack to cool while you make the cheesecake layer.

Combine the heavy cream and chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl.   Heat for one minute, then whisk to combine.

– Add the softened cream cheese and granulated  sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer.   Cream the mixture together on medium speed until it is light and fluffy. – Next, add the sour cream,  vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and chocolate mixture to the bowl.  Mix  to combine. – With the mixer on low, mix the eggs one at a time.

Pour the cheesecake over the crust and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until  it is fully set in the center and doesn't jiggle when shaken.

Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool to room temperature -  then transfer it to the fridge to chill.

Slice and enjoy.  Store any leftover bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

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