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Chocolate cheesecake bars

9
9
9
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 3 min
Prep
18 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Moderate
Inspired by classic cheesecake, these bars include all the components you’d expect in a traditional slice—a chocolate wafer crust and a sweet creamy filling. Their rich flavor makes them worth every bite. But here the crust is pressed into a 9-inch baking dish and top with the filling instead of being assembled in a spring-from pan. You can serve them once they’ve cooled or make them ahead and store in the refrigerator. These luscious treats need little adornment but feel free to gussy them up and top each bar with fresh berries, whipped topping and sprigs of fresh mint before serving.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

1 spray(s), or enough to coat pan

Milk chocolate chips

1 cup(s)

Chocolate wafer(s)

4 item(s)

Egg white(s)

2 large

Sugar

½ cup(s), divided

Neufchâtel cheese

8 oz

Regular liquid egg substitute

½ cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

2 Tbsp

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Reduced-fat sour cream

¾ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler and let cool slightly. Place wafers (or chocolate graham crackers) in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin to form fine crumbs; sprinkle over bottom of prepared pan.
  3. With an electric mixer, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add 1/4 cup of sugar; beat until stiff and set aside. In another bowl, beat cheese with remaining sugar until smooth. Add egg substitute; beat until smooth and scrape down the sides as needed. Add cocoa and cooled chocolate; beat until smooth. Add vanilla and sour cream; beat until smooth and scrape down the sides as needed. Fold in egg whites. Pour into prepared pan and bake until firm, about 45 minutes. Cool and slice into 12 pieces.