These Halloween Oreo Brownie Cheesecake Bars are such a fun treat for Fall! Imagine a base layer of brownies, a layer of Oreos with bright orange frosting peeking out, and a smooth (also dyed orange) cheesecake filling, topped with another layer of brownies. It looks amazing, and the cheesecake filling combined with the brownies is sooo good!
- 2 cups (248 grams) milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1–1/2 cups (283 grams) granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules (optional)
- 1 cup butter
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup (66 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (40 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon (4 grams) baking powder
- 25–30 Halloween Oreo cookies, divided
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup (1oo grams) granulated sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Prepare the 9×13 baking pan with nonstick baking spray, or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips until smooth and creamy. You will want to microwave it in 30 second increments and stirring it between sessions to avoid burning it.
- In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla, and coffee granules, and melted chocolate. Stir to combine well.
- Cut the butter, and melt in a microwave-safe bowl, just as you did for the chocolate. Add to the medium bowl, and stir well.
- In a small bowl, whisk the eggs together for a full minute, and then stir into the chocolate mixture.
- Finally, add in the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and combine well until the mixture is thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
- Gently, fold in the last 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Spread 1/2 of the mixture into the base of the pan. If needed, you can use more of the batter to fill the base of the pan.
- Place Oreos flat on top of the brownie batter into a single layer.
- Next, move on to the cheesecake filling.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy. It took me about a minute to make sure there are no clumps remaining.
- Then, you will add in the sugar and combine well. Next, add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix well. Add dye to make it orange. I used red and yellow until it became the same hue as the insides of the Halloween Oreos. Then, scoop it on top of the Oreos/brownie batter and spread it out as much into an even layer.
- Scoop the brownie batter onto the top of the cheesecake filling in a random pattern. You can spread it around a bit, but you won’t want to cover the cream cheese completely because it looks really fun to have the orange peeking out on the top.
- Finally, crush the remaining Oreos, and spread onto the top of the pan.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes until the brownies are set, and the toothpick test comes out clean.
- Allow to cool before cutting. Refrigerate the bars if you aren’t eating them right away.
- Category: Bars
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: caramelitas, caramel bars, oatmeal bars