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Mocha Cheesecake Bars

The creamy filling in these bars will surely please! So many cheesecake recipes are hard to make, but this recipe is easy and doesn't require many ingredients. —Mary Wilhelm, Sparta, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    24 servings

Ingredients

  • 25 reduced-fat Oreo cookies,
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold strong brewed coffee
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 24 chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional

Directions

  • Place cookies in a food processor. Cover and pulse until fine crumbs form. Add fudge topping and butter; pulse just until blended. Press onto the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for filling, in a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over coffee; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the sour cream, chocolate and reserved coffee mixture until blended. Pour over crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm.
  • Cut into bars. Garnish with coffee beans if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 166 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • kelinrupp
    May 7, 2013

    The crust was delicious! The cheesecake part reminded me of something from a major food service company that you'd find on the buffet lines of cruise ships. I think it was the gelatin that gave it that manufactured jiggle and made it not taste homemade. If I make it again, I would cut the gelatin in half or even eliminate it all together from the recipe. Also, not sure why, but the color of my filling was dark and not light as pictured here. As suggested by another reviewer, I used a smaller pan (7 x 10) and that seemed just about perfect.

  • palm1350
    Apr 12, 2013

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  • tttern
    Mar 16, 2013

    For Weight Watchers this is 5 pts. per piece

  • purple78
    Mar 25, 2010

    it was very good i made this recipe & my boyfriend took it work & none came back. i will make it again

  • sunlyte83
    Mar 3, 2010

    Excellent!

  • TamiTeacher
    Feb 20, 2010

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  • hazell77040
    Feb 18, 2010

    It was good and easy to make. However using a 9 x 13 pan my dessert was rather flat. I think a brownie/biscuit pan would work better to look like the picture.

  • baggabee
    Feb 18, 2010

    Very good!!! I didn't use low-fat ingredients because I just used what I had on hand. Not a very strong coffee flavor-maybe I need to use stronger coffee next time. Nice, smooth texture and yummy!!! There are plain chocolate wafers, without filling that work well for the crust, too.

  • lilflirt75142
    Feb 18, 2010

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  • abmiller
    Feb 18, 2010

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