Espresso Cheesecake Bars

Sarah Farrand

By
@coverats

These grown up cheesecake bars are rich, creamy, and intense without being overpowering from the espresso. Even the kids will love these bars!


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Rating:

Serves:

10-12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

9
whole graham crackers
1/4 c
sugar
1/4 c
unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp
espresso powder, instant

FILLING

5 tsp
espresso powder, instant
1 Tbsp
heavy cream
1 tsp
vanilla
16 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 c
sugar
1
egg

TOPPING

1 c
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 11x7 glass pan.
2
To make the crust, grind crackers and sugar in a food processor until crumbs. Add melted butter and espresso powder. Process to blend and press 1/2 of the mixture into your prepared pan. Put the other 1/2 of the mixture into a pie dish. Bake both until golden, ~10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
3
To make the filling for the bars, beat cream cheese and 2/3 cup sugar. Beat in egg, then cream, vanilla, and espresso powder.
4
Spread mixture over the crust. Bake until set, ~25 minutes. Chill uncovered 2 hours or overnight.
5
To serve, beat heavy cream with the sugar and vanilla until thick and creamy (or use store bought whipped cream). Sprinkle reserved crumb mix from your pie plate over the bars, and cut bars into squares. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian