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

- 3 cups Oreo cookie crumbs*
- 3 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- 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
- 1 - 8 ounce container Cool Whip, thawed

## Instructions

- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x 13 pan with nonstick spray.
- 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. Stir and repeat. Stir until creamy. Add 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 40-45 minutes.
- Remove and let cool on a wire rack for one hour. Refrigerate until chilled and set.
- Cut into 24 squares and serve with Cool Whip and extra mini chocolate chips.

## Notes

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

Triple chocolate ANYTHING sounds delicious – especially cheesecake bars!!

I seriously need one of these!!

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. 🙂

Choclate + cheesecake = PERFECTION!! 🙂

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

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!

Haha, thanks Jessica!!

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!

No problem-o!! 😉

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!

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

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 🙂

Xx

I am so glad you “found” me. I just recently found Sugar Hero too 🙂

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!!

Haha!! Thanks Beth!! 🙂

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!

Haha, thanks Marcie!!

Math is the worst!! Ugh.

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

Thanks Tieghan!!

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

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

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

Not. At. All. 😉

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

LOVE the cheesecakes!!

Oh geez! That’s good to hear!! Thanks Dorothy!! 🙂

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

Thanks Mary!!

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

Thanks Pamela!!

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

Absolutely! Thanks Erin!! 😉

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

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

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!

Thanks Nancy!!

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. 🙂

You are very smart for doing that! 😉

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

Haha, thanks Jenn!!

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!

Haha! Thanks so much Mary!! 🙂

WOW! These look sinful!

Thanks Stephanie!!

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 🙂

Thanks Averie!!

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

Haha, you’re too sweet LuAnn!!

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

Thanks Laura!!

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

Haha, pure craziness how quickly we forget basic math!

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

Thanks Gina!!