These luscious Twix Cheesecake Bars are a tasty way to get your homemade cheesecake fix without all the calories of one slice of a traditional cheesecake. Of course, you’ll probably want to go back for seconds!
My Cheesecake Recipe starts with a graham cracker crust, then a rich, sweet cheesecake batter filled with chunks of chocolate, caramel and cookie filled Twix bars, then topped with a glossy chocolate ganache. Are you drooling yet??? Scroll down for the recipe or click on the Jump to Recipe button below.
Twix Cheesecake Bars
Much as we love a decadent cheesecake recipe around here, it’s a lot for our family to consume. Cheesecake bars to the rescue!! With a graham cracker crust, perfectly luscious vanilla cheesecake filling plus numerous options for add-ins, then a glossy ganache topping make a bar version extremely enticing!
Chopping Twix mini bars were a delicious addition to the filling and either chopped or crushed candy can be added to the ganache topping for an extra bit of crunch and yumminess! Are you unfamiliar with the Twix bar? They have a shortbread base topped with a caramel layer before being encased in chocolate. They come in stick form, so they’re narrower than your typical candy bar. My Twix Cheesecake is one of the most popular posts on the blog, so if you’re a Twix lover, you’ll want to bake one up for a special occasion.
Tips for How to Make Cheesecake Bars
- If you’re out of graham cracker crumbs but have graham crackers at home, you can easily make some in your food processor. Break up the graham cracker sheets into smaller pieces and pulse in the food processor until crumbs are formed.
- Use the bottom of a measuring up to pat the crumb mixture into the pan. This helps keep the layer level.
- Always use room temperature cream cheese and eggs for the silkiest filling. They incorporate much better than if cold from the refrigerator.
- Use the paddle attachment to mix the filling to keep it dense and delicious! The whisk attachment will add too much air into the batter.
- For plain cheesecake bars, just leave out the Twix bits in the filling and on top of the ganache. Or add some mini chocolate chips instead!
More of the Best Cheesecake Recipes
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- Instant Pot Cheesecake
- Hot Fudge Brownie Cheesecake
- White Chocolate Cheesecake
- Blackberry Cheesecake Bars
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- 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 24 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 package of Twix mini bars, smashed or chopped (9.7 ounces), about 2 cups when measured
- 3 extra mini bars to crumble for top garnish
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bars, chopped
Preheat oven to 325.
Mix crust ingredients and press into sides and bottom of 9x13 inch pan lined with nonstick foil. Bake 10 mins and let cool.
Lower oven temperature to 300.
Using the paddle attachment of your mixer, if you have one, beat the cream cheese and sugar on low to combine. Scrape the bottom of the bowl with a spatula a couple of times during the process.
Add flour and mix, then add the sour cream and mix.
Then add one egg at a time, mixing until combined before adding the next. Then add the vanilla. Fold in the Twix pieces and pour over the crust.
Drop pan gently on the counter to release air bubbles. Then place in the oven
Bake 1 hour. When the timer goes off, turn the oven off, but leave the pan in the oven for 30 more minutes. Do not open the door.
Remove from over to the cooling rack. When cool, chill.
When chilled, make the ganache.
To make the ganache, microwave cream until almost at a boil in a micro safe bowl.
Remove and add the chopped semisweet chocolate. Cover the bowl with a plate or paper towel for 2 minutes, then whisk until smooth.
Pour onto the cold cheesecake bars and use an offset spatula to smooth across the top if needed. Sprinkle with reserved
Return to the refrigerator until set.
Sprinkle candies on while top still tacky.