Golden Oreo Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbls unsalted butter, melted
  • 1¼ Cup strawberries, medium dice
  • 24 golden oreos, divided
  • 1 Tbls water
  • 1 Tbls sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ⅓ Cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ Cup sugar
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place half the golden oreos in a food processor. Pulse until it forms crumbs, add in the melted butter and pulse again until crumbs are covered in butter.
 Press crumbs into a 8 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper (or foil if your out of parchment paper!). Bake in oven for five minutes, take out and let cool on counter.
  1. Place strawberries in pot with 1 Tbls sugar and 1 Tbls water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for ten mins until soft. You should stir this every few minutes.
  2. Combine lemon juice with cornstarch and stir into mixture and simmer an extra minute until thickened. Place strawberry mixture in food processor and pulse until smooth. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place cream cheese, sour cream, remaining sugar, vanilla and egg in food processor.
  4. Pulse until smooth and combined. Place on top of oreo crust.
  5. Pour half of the strawberry sauce on top of cheesecake. Use remaining sauce however you wish, I like adding it to lemonade, yum! Bake at 325 degrees for thirty-six minutes or until cheesecake is just slightly jiggly.
  6. Take out of oven and let cool on a wire rack. Crush remaining oreos and sprinkle on top, gently pushing into the bars.
  7. Place in a fridge covered and let set for at least three hours until cutting into squares.
  8. Take out of pan and cut into squares

Source: eatmorechocolate.com