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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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## Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

*Yield:*24 cheesecake bars

*Prep Time:*20 minutes

*Cook Time:*40 minutes

*Total Time:*1 hour

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

### Ingredients

#### For the Crust

- 30 Oreo cookies
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

#### For the Cheesecake

- 3 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- Β½ cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 Β½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ΒΌ cups dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips + extra
- 1 - 8 ounce container Cool Whip, thawed

### Instructions

- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.
- Pulse the cookies with cream filling included in a food processor until they are crumbs. Mix the cookie crumbs and butter together. Press the cookie crumbs into the bottom of the pan.
- 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 at 50% power. Stir and repeat. Stir until creamy.
- Add the melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture and beat until creamy.
- Pour the cheesecake batter gently on top of the crust. Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Remove and let cool on a wire rack for one hour. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until chilled and set.
- Cut into 24 squares and serve with Cool Whip swirls. Add Oreo cookies, mini chocolate chips, or strawberries as garnish.

###### Nutrition Information:

Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1*Amount Per Serving:*Calories: 326Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 160mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.*

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Debra Graybeal

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

Kristen Duke

Triple chocolate ANYTHING sounds delicious - especially cheesecake bars!!

Deborah

I seriously need one of these!!

Lisa@ Cooking with Curls

OMG, these look absolutely delicious Jocelyn! My kids know to not even think about asking me math questions. It seems like a foreign language now. π

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor

Choclate + cheesecake = PERFECTION!! π

Erin {Delightful E Made}

Stopping by from Link Party Palooza, had to come check out these amazing cheesecake bars! Wow!! They look so good!

Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

I love all of the chocolate you packed into these cheesecake bars! I've been wanting to make a chocolate dessert and this is just making it harder to resist!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Haha, thanks Jessica!!

Jelli

I feel like I need to go run 3 miles just before looking at your blog, let alone baking these delicious recipes. Thanks so much for making this one healthy. Wink, wink. Pinning stat!

Jocelyn Brubaker

No problem-o!! π

Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com

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!

Jocelyn Brubaker

It definitely counts as exercise to me!! π And you are so right! I can totally help with that math!

Johlene

I love the idea of oreos and cream cheese together.. I need to try this recipe!

Got your name from the SugarHero blog π Looking forward o browse further π

Xx

Jocelyn Brubaker

I am so glad you "found" me. I just recently found Sugar Hero too π

Beth @ bethcakes

I'm sooo not a math person either. At school I specifically chose a major that required as little math as possible, haha. These cheesecake bars look totally worth doing a little math, though!!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Haha!! Thanks Beth!! π

Marcie

It doesn't matter if you're not good at math, cuz you're great at making cheesecake bars! These look so creamy and delicious!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Haha, thanks Marcie!!

Tieghan

Math is the worst!! Ugh.

Love these bars!! Bars all the bet in my opinion and these triple chocolate ones look killer!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Thanks Tieghan!!

Renee

These really look heavenly! I really enjoy your website. Your treats always look delicious and so pretty! π

Jocelyn Brubaker

Thank you so much Renee!! It's wonderful to hear that others enjoy my little piece of the web!! π

Rachel Cooks

Is it wrong that I could eat a whole pan of just the crust?

Jocelyn Brubaker

Not. At. All. π

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

I majored in math and I still have problems with 3rd grade homework. So, it's not just you. π

LOVE the cheesecakes!!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Oh geez! That's good to hear!! Thanks Dorothy!! π

Mary

These look insanely delicious! I'm with you on the math - not my thing - the triple chocolate cheesecake bars however are right up my alley!

Mary x

Jocelyn Brubaker

Thanks Mary!!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

Triple chocolate, please sign me up on these cheesecake bars! I know if I make them they will not last very long!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Thanks Pamela!!

Erin | The Emerging Foodie

Mmmm, these look delicious!! We can pretend they're a little good for you, right? Good for your soul at least! π

Jocelyn Brubaker

Absolutely! Thanks Erin!! π

Auntiepatch

So, 3 cups Oreo crumbs = 1 pkg. Oreos? Looks like math to me!

Jocelyn Brubaker

You are right...I think the 3 cups of crumbs was close to the whole package. Look at me doing math without even thinking π

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

I did that once with my son and he took his homework to school not knowing most of his answers were wrong so I have learned to leave that to his stepdad. History is my subject! These look great!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Thanks Nancy!!

Renee @ Awesome on $20

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. π

Jocelyn Brubaker

You are very smart for doing that! π

Jenn@eatcakefordinner

Math used to be my best subject, but now I'm like . . . Can I please have a calculator! These bars look super duper good.

Jocelyn Brubaker

Haha, thanks Jenn!!

Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life

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!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Haha! Thanks so much Mary!! π

Stephanie @ PlainChicken

WOW! These look sinful!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Thanks Stephanie!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Bars are so much easier to make and to serve - you got that right! That's why I make a ton of them! Love how much chocolate there is here and Oreo crusts are the best π

Jocelyn Brubaker

Thanks Averie!!

LuAnn Braley

I know I've said this before, but y'all live ENTIRELY too far away from my family! :O)

Jocelyn Brubaker

Haha, you're too sweet LuAnn!!

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent

These look amazing good and chocolately. I love how you try to make them sound healthy π

Jocelyn Brubaker

Thanks Laura!!

Carol

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

Jocelyn Brubaker

Haha, pure craziness how quickly we forget basic math!

Gina

Hmmmm- I have all these ingredients- guess I'm just going to have to make this TODAY! YUM!

Jocelyn Brubaker

Thanks Gina!!