S’Moreo Cheesecake Bars

S'moreo Cheesecake Bars

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!

S'moreo Cheesecake Bars

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.

S'moreo Cheesecake Bars

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.

S'moreo Cheesecake Bars

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.

S'moreo Cheesecake Bars

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.

S'moreo Cheesecake Bars

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. Soย 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!

 

Sโ€™Moreo Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

Crust
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
Cheesecake
2 blocks of 8-oz. cream cheese, softened (I used light)
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
5-6 s'more Oreos (reserved from above), broken into pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Press the crumbs tightly and evenly into the prepared pan with a spatula. Bake the crust for 15 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Pour the cheesecake batter onto the crust. Evenly distribute the s'more Oreo pieces on top of the cheesecake batter.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes until golden at the edges and set. Cool completely.
  7. Refrigerate overnight and cut into squares.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Sues

    Oh yum!! I’ve been loving the s’mores Oreos, but I have a feeling making this would make them even better!!
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    1. Mir

      It definitely does, Sues! Not that Oreos need any help, but I mean…cheesecake.

  2. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    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!
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    1. Mir

      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!

  3. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    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.
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    1. Mir

      You’re coming to the states? Whereabouts, Dannii? That’s great! Eat ALL the Oreos.

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    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!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! No marshmallows in sight here!

  5. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    I can’t imagine having a package of those Oreos in my pantry for a month. That alone takes willpower ๐Ÿ™‚ The bars look awesome!!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Aimee! I can resist the stuff in a closed package, but once it’s open, forget it!

  6. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    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 sโ€™morO cheesecake bars!!!! and the s’more Oreos! I need to find these ASAP!
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    1. Mir

      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…

  7. Wendy

    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!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Wendy! I’m back in the meetings now and fantasizing about more of these. If only I brought some to work!

  8. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    I love marshmallows and I love Oreos! This is astounding and delightful! Loving it!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Anu! I’ve always wanted my desserts to be called “astounding.”

  9. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    Holy moly these are sensational!!!! Wowza!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jocelyn! Cheesecake should be in that sensational place!

  10. Sam @ SugarSpunRun

    I just can’t sit still too long, I’ll go crazy!
    These smoreo cheesecake bars look awesome, and well worth the wait! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Sam! Being still makes so many people crazy. It should not be a thing we do at the workplace!

  11. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Erin! You’ve gotta get them quickly before they stop selling them!

  12. Manali @ CookWithManali

    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! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    1. Mir

      As always, Manali, you are wise! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    Sโ€™Moreo!!! just the name alone made me smile! these looks delicious and the name is perfect! ๐Ÿ˜‰ … love the new updated website too! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michele! I love the name, too!

  14. mira

    I still haven’t tried s’mores Oreos… Need to get them right now! Love this cheesecake!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! They’re really good. I’m loving this newer flavor!

  15. Harriet Emily

    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!
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    1. Mir

      I don’t know about England, either! I hope they do, Harriet Emily!

  16. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    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!!!
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    1. Mir

      As long as the package is closed, then I can control myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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