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Twix Cheesecake Bars

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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 on a white ceramic platter

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.

Close up of pan of sliced twix cheesecake bars

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! 
Two Twix Cheesecake Bars stacked on a square white plate

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This recipe is part of a series with my dear blogger friend, Danielle, of Hugs and Cookies. Check out her take on this recipe and follow her on social media!!

Twix Cheesecake Bars on a white ceramic platter

Twix Cheesecake Bars

Luscious Ganache Topped Cheesecake Bar studded with bits of Twix Bars

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 tablespoons sugar

Cheesecake

  • 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

Ganache

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bars, chopped

Instructions

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.

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11 comments on “Twix Cheesecake Bars”

  1. OMG Liz, Twix is one of my favorite bars, and you turned into an amazing cheesecake…looks delicious, I so wish for a square of this cheesecake. Thanks for the recipe…have a great week!

  2. These cheesecake bars with Twix sound and look incredibly delicious. My husband is going to love this since he loves chocolate 🙂

  3. Pretty clever use of a great candy bar, Liz! The chocoholics here will love this and want seconds for sure. Printed this, thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh geez these look fantastic! What a treat. I wish we were neighbors and I’d share some of mine, if you’d share some of yours – haha. Perfection!

  5. I don’t know how you stay so skinny with recipes like these. Who could resist these luscious chocolate Twix cheesecake bars!

  6. Twix is one of my absolute favourite chocolate bars, so putting them into a cheesecake bar is my kind of heaven! I need to make these xo

  7. These are our favorite stay home treat. Going to make another batch this week.

  8. These bars made staying in for the weekend a lot more fun! The cheesecake layer is so creamy and then this candy bar layer takes it to a whole ‘nother level! Make these, ASAP!

  9. How did you know this is my favorite candy?? These bars are a dream come true.

  10. A favorite childhood candy bar! These are the perfect treat to satisfy a sweet tooth!! 

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