Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars


Last week while stalking my Daily Reads I came upon Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars by Donna from My Tasty Treasures .

I knew I had to make these tasty treats.

On a very cold afternoon, make these.  You will be so glad you did!







One change I had to make:  You see here in rural Appalachia, I couldn't find Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix.  The Kroger had every kind under the sun except sugar cookie mix.  I used the refrigerated Pillsbury sugar cookie dough and pressed it into the bottom of the baking pan and it worked great. 

Using the refrigerated dough also worked out to be more economical too.

Cookie Base

1 tube of Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough

Filling

2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese,
softened
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
or crystals
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate
chips

Topping

6 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup whipping cream
Chocolate curls, if desired

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray. Press in the cookie dough on the bottom of the baking pan and up the sides about 1/4 inch.Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.


While the cookie base is cooling, in another large bowl, beat 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add milk; beat until well blended. Add coffee, vanilla and eggs; beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour over cookie base.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool at room temperature 30 minutes. Refrigerate 30 minutes to cool completely.

In small bowl, beat 6 oz cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in whipping cream; beat about 2 minutes longer or until fluffy. Spread mixture over cooled bars.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.



29 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I saw these on Donna's blog also. I'm so glad you've made these. They wouldn't last very long at our house.

I know your frustration of finding things in the supermarket in rural areas. I experience the exact same thing south of you.
Sam

A Year on the Grill said...

i saw these too... They sounded amazing then, and they sound better now... great job

SusanD said...

Oh my! Those sound awesome. I'm gonna have to make these and take them to work. That way I get to taste them but they won't be around the house. Otherwise, I'm convinced I'd swell up. hahaha Blessings, SusanD

gigi said...

I should really try this recipe because my Big Baby loves Tiramisu! He likes to bake so maybe he should make this and let me try it. I'm going to pass the recipe on to him.

The one wedding gift he asked for was a Kithen aide mixer, of course I bought him one :) he uses it a lot more than his wife ever thought about using it. He's good in the kitchen. I wish the older child of mine would have liked being in the kitchen, it would have so helped his wife out, who is a full time college student, works a full time job and has two little ones at home. At least he does laundry :)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow these look yummy, love her blog

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds outstanding.

April said...

Tiramisu and cheesecake together?! Oh my!!! On my way!

tamilyn said...

How did I miss these on Donna's site? Good thing I found them here :)

Chef E said...

That is a great idea,and something a college guy might be able to make for his friends, since he loves, I said loves Tiramisu on occasion!

buffalodick said...

Sounds good! Donna does a lot of baking, for sure!

Bob said...

I saw those at Donnas as well, they looked great there and look great here too!

Mary said...

These really sound wonderful and this is a great idea. Kudos to you and Donna.

Justin said...

i'm not really into cookie mixes, but this looks so good

Joanne said...

Yeah I basically died of happiness when I saw these on Donna's blog. They still look fantastic.

Sook said...

The cheesecake bars look fabulous! Oh I want some! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Goodness, Katherine. I would love those bars... BUT--I think I gained a pound just reading the recipe. ha ha

Bet they could be a HUGE hit at a party...

Hugs,
Betsy

Heidi said...

These look SO good!

teresa said...

mmmm, donna's always got great recipes on her blog. these look wonderful!

pigpigscorner said...

I saw these too and I can't wait to try!

Marjie said...

I suppose you could just make sugar cookie dough, too, if you were me and averse to going out...

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I bookmarked this recipe too. Have got to try it soon.

Debbie said...

I saw these also on Donna's blog....delicious! Now I want to make them also.....

Claudia said...

You know - I've been trying to resist making these and now you go and do this and well - it's in my future for the weekend. Scrumptious!

Katy ~ said...

You and Donna make it difficult to resist the sweet stuff. This looks so doggone good!

Donna-FFW said...

Katherine.. I am so glad you liked these and thought enough of them to blog about them. Thank you so much for the kind shout out and link back to my blog:):)

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I saw them too - very tempting and absolutely delicious!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

I think you could use a basic shortcrust pastry recipe for the bottom, too. These sounds very, very good. It probably tastes best chilled though!

Penny said...

These sound really good Katherine. It has been quite a winter in the South hasn't it.

Steph said...

Doesn't Donna have the best bar recipes? THese look so yummy!