M&M Cheesecake Bars
These M&M Cheesecake Bars have a sweet graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake filling, and a chocolate chip cookie dough packed with M&M’s on top!
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A few tips about making these M&M Cheesecake Bars:
- Do NOT use store bought graham cracker crumbs. Blech. No. Use a food processor and make your own crust. You’ll thank me. It’s so much better. There is just an off taste with those pre-made graham cracker crumbs.
- Line your baking dish with parchment paper (or foil). It makes cutting these bars so much easier. After chilling, you just lift the entire dessert out of the pan and onto a large cutting board. Cut into desired sized bars. Speaking of which, these are very rich….so while in my photos I made big bars, I actually cut those in half for serving!
- Don’t be scared when you remove these from the oven and they are a big jiggly. That’s just the cheesecake layer. If your oven is working properly, these will take about 30-35 minutes (they will be nicely browned like a cookie should be)! Cool completely on the counter.
- Finally…REFRIGERATE. You want to chill these bars completely. I recommend overnight, but if you can’t wait that long, at least 4 hours. There is nothing worse than biting into warm cheesecake. These bars are worth the wait!
- Okay, now finally, use your favorite flavor M&M’S for a fun treat. I used the original milk chocolate…but peanut would be great, or mint, or the new caramel would be yummy too! ENJOY!
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