Cheesecake brown butter streusel bars with cookie butter drizzle

If you’re into crazy, insane and overly sweet desserts like I am you will LOVE this recipe. A graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, brown butter oat streusel and cookie butter drizzle. What part of that sounds bad?! NONE. I pieced together this recipe from other recipes I found online. It was sort of a mishmash of different components that sounded good to me. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. I may or may not have eat one already (It’s not even 9 am. Whoops).

And Jason if you’re reading this…

Happy birthday! Your dream dessert is here!!!

Recipe Below:

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Cheesecake streusel bars with cookie butter drizzle

Crust

  • 2 cups graham crackers
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 6 T butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Cheesecake

  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract

Streusel

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line bottom and sides of an 9×13-inch rectangular baking pan with 2 sheets of foil (crisscrossed), leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.

Crust: Combine crumbs, sugar, butter, salt and vanilla in a bowl with a fork until evenly mixed. Press firmly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

Cheesecake: While crust is baking, beat cream cheese until fluffy with sugar, then beat in eggs, one at a time, until mixed. Add in vanilla. Pour over prebaked crust and bake for 30 minutes, until firm but still jiggly. Let cool.

Streusel: In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook until butter turns a medium-brown color and has a nutty aroma, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool In a bowl, whisk together all the other ingredients. Pour in browned butter, and crumble with hands until a sand like consistency forms.

Bar Assembly:

Place streusel on top of cooked and cooled bars. Refrigerate 6-8 hours or overnight. Heat up 1 cup cookie butter in sauce pan. Drizzle cookie butter on top of bars. Enjoy!

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