Well, it only took a month to get here.
Seriously, I bought these s’more-flavored Oreos a month ago. And I was all excited about making something with them with the vague intention of having it be s’moreo cupcakes. Life got in the way, and it didn’t happen. The cookies just sat in my cabinet until a few days ago, when fate intervened.
I was trying to make cheesecake bars and realized after I began (hate it when this happens) that I was out of both graham cracker crumbs and graham crackers. But instead of giving up, which is not what a baker does, I remembered the s’moreos. And suddenly, these cheesecake bars crystallized in my head and came to life!
The inspiration is running a little low this week. Even though I have most of the summer off, this week I’m in meetings for our school leadership team. That translates into a lot of sitting still. I don’t know about you, but sitting still is one of my least favorite things to do unless the day is almost over and I’m too tired to move.
I need to move throughout the day. Movement is a friend. More and more studies are showing that jobs involving a lot of sitting do a horrible number on your heart, stress level, mind, and body in general. That’s why teaching is such a good fit for me. It’s lots of standing, all day long. But sitting in meetings and starting at PowerPoints until everything glazes over and my butt is numb? No, thank you.
After a day like today, it’s hard not to come home and stress eat lots of less than healthy foods. But that’s where these cheesecake bars really help. They’re made with low-fat cream cheese and hardly any sugar, just a quarter of a cup. Some of you might find the base a little too tart, but I think it balances all the other sweetness perfectly. If you like a sweeter base, just increase the amount to a half cup.
Cheesecake bars are a perfect use for these s’moreos. I was never really feeling the cupcake idea, which is why weeks passed and nothing happened. This is a much better way to go. The cheesecake base could not be simpler. It’s four ingredients, all of which you regularly keep in your fridge. Milk chocolate chips get folded into the filling, and then I broke up a few s’moreos for the top.
To be honest, I’m totally zonked from a day of staring at screens and listening to one presentation after another. It makes me really grateful that my job is in the classroom where I can interact with other people in an active way. So summer is still on, but I’m excited to eat cheesecake bars and think about teaching again. It’s a lot better than sitting still for hours!
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1 package s'more Oreos (except 5-6), crushed in food processor or with a rolling pin/Ziploc
2 blocks of 8-oz. cream cheese, softened (I used light)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
5-6 s'more Oreos (reserved from above), broken into pieces
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips and butter for one minute. Stir until smooth. Add the s'more Oreo crumbs, stirring until moistened.
- Press the crumbs tightly and evenly into the prepared pan with a spatula. Bake the crust for 15 minutes.
- While the crust is baking, make the cheesecake. In a medium bowl, mix the softened cream cheese with the sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and stir again until completely incorporated. Mix in the milk chocolate chips.
- Pour the cheesecake batter onto the crust. Evenly distribute the s'more Oreo pieces on top of the cheesecake batter.
- Bake for 25 minutes until golden at the edges and set. Cool completely.
- Refrigerate overnight and cut into squares.
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Oh yum!! I’ve been loving the s’mores Oreos, but I have a feeling making this would make them even better!!
Sues recently posted…Grilled Scallops and Grits
It definitely does, Sues! Not that Oreos need any help, but I mean…cheesecake.
I can’t imagine s’moreos lasting for more than a couple of days in my cupboard. Not from baking with them, they would just get eaten. That sounds fantastic, I’ve never seen those before! These cheesecake bars look amazing Mir!
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. recently posted…Avocado Tuna Salad
I think the US has been going really crazy with the Oreo flavors, Stacey! Not sure if CA is on the same page. But I’m sure enjoying it!
Smore flavoured Oreos? The Oreo selection we have here in the UK makes me sad. But have just plain Oreos and that’s it. When I come to the states in a couple of months, I am going to eat ALL the Oreos.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy recently posted…Comment on Race For Life 10km by Dannii
You’re coming to the states? Whereabouts, Dannii? That’s great! Eat ALL the Oreos.
So I’m not really a marshmallow fan, but I do love the smores oreos! These bars sound delicious, Mir! I love the cheesecake in here!
Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt
Thanks, Gayle! No marshmallows in sight here!
I can’t imagine having a package of those Oreos in my pantry for a month. That alone takes willpower 🙂 The bars look awesome!!!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted…Buttermilk Brownies
Thanks, Aimee! I can resist the stuff in a closed package, but once it’s open, forget it!
Mir, I’m with you . . I cannot sit still and meetings and presentations are so hard to sit through sometimes. . I could never work at a desk job or someplace where I needed to be sitting for a long period of time. We should be so thankful that we don’t have to! These e s’morO cheesecake bars!!!! and the s’more Oreos! I need to find these ASAP!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom recently posted…Olive Oil Honey Cake with Fresh Peaches
I hope you find them, Alice. They are delicious. The Oreo cookie part is graham cracker flavored. It’s a winner! And I’m here sitting in another meeting. Save me…
Oh, my, Mir, the twists of fate (missing grahams) produced an inspiration for a fantastic recipe! The combination sounds amazing to me! I hadn’t even noticed s’more oreos, now I need to go get some so that I can give this a try. I imagine one of these bars is just what you need after a long day of meetings and powerpoints!
Wendy recently posted…Chocolate Pretzel Cookies
Thanks, Wendy! I’m back in the meetings now and fantasizing about more of these. If only I brought some to work!
I love marshmallows and I love Oreos! This is astounding and delightful! Loving it!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen recently posted…Summer Berry Salad With Salted Peanuts and Walnuts
Thanks, Anu! I’ve always wanted my desserts to be called “astounding.”
Holy moly these are sensational!!!! Wowza!!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) recently posted…Caramel Bourbon Milkshake with Cookie Butter
Thanks, Jocelyn! Cheesecake should be in that sensational place!
I just can’t sit still too long, I’ll go crazy!
These smoreo cheesecake bars look awesome, and well worth the wait! 🙂
Sam @ SugarSpunRun recently posted…Dark Chocolate Milkshakes with Salted Caramel Sauce
Thanks, Sam! Being still makes so many people crazy. It should not be a thing we do at the workplace!
Om nom nom! These look awesome. I’ve seen S’mores Oreos all over the web, but have yet to try them. I’m behind in the times. Clearly, I need them now because of this fantastic cheesecake. 😀
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg recently posted…Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Granola
Thanks, Erin! You’ve gotta get them quickly before they stop selling them!
wow I never heard of Smores Oreos before! I need to find them , sound delish! I’m glad you made the cheesecake bars, everything is better with cheesecake! 😀
Manali @ CookWithManali recently posted…Aloo Palak
As always, Manali, you are wise! 🙂
S’Moreo!!! just the name alone made me smile! these looks delicious and the name is perfect! 😉 … love the new updated website too! 😉
Michele @ Two Raspberries recently posted…Tomato Basil Oregano Marinara
Thanks, Michele! I love the name, too!
I still haven’t tried s’mores Oreos… Need to get them right now! Love this cheesecake!
mira recently posted…Chili Lime Oven Roasted Asparagus
Thanks, Mira! They’re really good. I’m loving this newer flavor!
Oh my gosh I had no idea S’moreos existed! That’s incredible! I wonder if they sell them in England – i’ll have to look it up. These look beautiful, and s’moreos are definitely the perfect addition to cheesecake bars!
Harriet Emily recently posted…BANOFFEE SUNDAE
I don’t know about England, either! I hope they do, Harriet Emily!
You had those Oreo’s in your cupboard for a month? That’s some serious will power there! I love what you did with them though. Cheesecake and Oreos are always a match made in heaven!!!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted…Salted Caramel Shortbread Squares
As long as the package is closed, then I can control myself. 😉