Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Looking for a decadent and delicious dessert to serve at any meal?  These Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars have chocolate goodness in every single bite.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars - triple chocolate in these cheesecake bars makes them a decadent treat after any meal
I have come to the realization that I am not as smart as I once thought I was.  Helping kids with homework is definitely helping me to see that light now.   My kids know that if they have math homework that they need to wait for daddy to get home because mommy will probably get them the wrong answer.

You would think that using measurements and fractions in baking would keep my mind sharp in math, but alas I have lost all the math information that was once there.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars - triple chocolate in these cheesecake bars makes them a decadent treat after any meal
The other day my daughter was working on her math and had a question.  I tried to warn her that I wasn’t the person to ask, but she insisted that it had to be done now.  So, I looked at it and thought I knew what it was asking.

Let’s just say that it was a good thing she had her dad take a look at it when he got home.

Turns out I was right…she didn’t want my help with anything math related…I got the answers wrong.  I did warn her!  Now history, english, and science I can do.  Most of that is just memorization and looking up answers in the book.  I can do those.  But math just doesn’t work for me.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars - triple chocolate in these cheesecake bars makes them a decadent treat after any meal

I think I will stick to the math that I use when baking.  That makes sense to me.  Well, until I try to half a recipe that has odd measurements.  Sometimes I just wing it then.  It works for me most of the time…although I don’t recommend that as a good math lesson.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars - triple chocolate in these cheesecake bars makes them a decadent treat after any meal
These cheesecake bars are an example of me taking these Mini Triple Chocolate Cheesecakes and changing the measurements to make them into bars.  Bars are so much easier to make and to serve, so I did my math ninja skills and worked it out.  It really wasn’t near as hard as the 6th grade math.

I like to think these bars are slightly good for you.  Why?  I didn’t use any butter in the crust.  I use a food processor to turn Oreo cookies into crumbs.  Just leave the filling in the cookies.  That filling is what helps the crust stay together.  And then I used dark chocolate for the cheesecake filling.  We all know the health benefits of dark chocolate right?  Wink, wink 😉

Oh, fine!  There is absolutely nothing good for you in these bars.  It’s cheesecake…to be good it has to be full of yummy things.  All things in moderation is the key.

Just eat a smaller piece every time you walk past the kitchen!

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars - triple chocolate in these cheesecake bars makes them a decadent treat after any meal


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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 24 cheesecake bars

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Triple the chocolate makes these cheesecake bars an extra special treat after any meal.


3 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (I use the cookie and the cream filling)
3 packages cream cheese, softened (8 oz. each)
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
3 Tablespoons sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
1 cup mini chocolate chips + extra
Cool Whip


  1. Press the cookie crumbs into the bottom of a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla and beat again. Place the dark chocolate chips and the shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat. Stir until creamy. Add to the cream cheese mixture and beat until creamy.
  3. Pour the cheesecake batter gently on top of the crust. Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips. Bake at 350* for 40-45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate until chilled and set. Cut into 24 squares and serve with Cool Whip and extra mini chocolate chips.


I leave the filling in the Oreos when I pulse them in a food processor. The filling helps the crumbs press together in the pan better without the use of butter.


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  1. says

    Oh my goodness do these look amazing! I’m trying to remember if it even took until middle school before I could no longer help with math homework ( hubs either) . By HS , son didn’t even bother asking lol

  2. says

    Yep, these are totally health food. There is only 1/2 cup sugar and oh my gosh, look at all those antioxidants in that dark chocolate! lol:)
    Why am I joking about these bars? They look SO delicious, not even funny. Wow, I could polish off a couple of these in no time! I’ve never put whipped cream on my cheesecake but now I must. Extra calories are a moot point by then:) Your choc/pb cookie bars and pb cookie cheesecake bars are calling my name, too! It all looks amazing!
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  3. says

    I tried to forget everything I learned in math class as quickly as possible. I even took college algebra as a high school junior to get the requirement out of the way. I haven’t taken a math class since 1995! Luckily my husband has a physics degree. Thank goodness this recipe doesn’t require me to do any quadratic equations. :)
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  4. says

    I love the idea of oreos and cream cheese together.. I need to try this recipe!
    Got your name from the SugarHero blog :-) Looking forward o browse further :-)


  5. says

    Haha, I always do the “sneak a sliver when you walk past the kitchen” dance. I’m pretty sure it counts as exercise since I do so much kitchen-pacing, right? Also, the problem isn’t you, the problem is that math books don’t ask things like “how many ounces is half a pound?” And “how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?” They just need to ask more useful questions!
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  6. Debra Graybeal says

    I LOVE your recipes!!! They are exactly the kind of treats I enjoy baking AND eating! I adore cheesecake too! :) Thank you!!!


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