Craving chocolate and cheesecake? These delicious chocolate chip cheesecake bars are the solution! Easy recipe that you will make again and again.
Preheat the oven to 325 F. To make the crust combine the crushed oreo cookies and the melted butter in a bowl and mix until evenly moistened. Press the crumb mixture into a lightly greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Take out of the oven and set aside while making the filling.
Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese in medium speed until soft, creamy and completely smooth (no lumps). Add the sugar slowly and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Pour in the vanilla extract and beat again until it’s well mixed. Scrape the sides of the mixing bowl to ensure that there are no lumps remaining on the side or at the bottom. Patience is the key here – it may take awhile to do all the above but the result would be a very silky smooth cheesecake and not a lumpy one.
Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips (leave out the mini ones for now).
Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips all over. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until set. Cool completely and refrigerate. Make a day or 2 ahead. Slice into 24 bars and serve.