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Espresso Cheesecake Bars

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Espresso Cheesecake Bars
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 5 min
  • Servings 25
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This pretty layered bar has a sweet cream-cheese filling atop a mocha-flavored crushed-cookie crust.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups chocolate cookie crumbs
1
teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
1/4
cup butter, melted
1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon of the espresso coffee powder and melted butter; mix well. Reserve 1/4 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  • 2 Beat cream cheese in medium bowl at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon espresso coffee powder, vanilla and egg; blend well. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or just until center is set. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Cover loosely; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until firm. With hot, wet knife, cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
Tips  

Espresso is full-flavored coffee produced by forcing steam or hot water through finely ground dark-roasted coffee beans.

Look for chocolate cookie crumbs in the grocery store baking aisle.

Instead of chocolate cookie crumbs, crush chocolate wafers. Place chocolate wafers in a resealable plastic food storage bag and press it with a rolling pin.

Use instant coffee granules in place of the instant espresso coffee powder.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
85
(
Calories from Fat
55
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
)
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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