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Red White & Blue Cheesecake Bars

These red, white and blue cheesecake bars are perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day. 
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Oreo Crust Ingredients

  • 40 Oreo cookies, finally crushed. You can also use Golden Oreos or Nilla Wafers
  • 5 Tbsp. melted butter

Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 3 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • Red and blue gel food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 and crush Oreos in a food processor.
  • Add the crushed cookies to a bowl and then add the melted butter. Use a spoon or your hands to mix. (I prefer my hands.). It’s fine if it’s a little crumbly.
  • Line a 9x13-inche pan with tin foil and then add your crust. Pat it with your fingers and make sure it’s even and covers the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake it for 10 minutes and then let it cool for 10 minutes. Once cooled, put it in the fridge for about 5 minutes.
  • While the crust cooks and cools, make your batter. Combine your dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Add your vanilla and eggs one by one and fold them into the batter.
  • Add in your sour cream and fold in.
  • Add your cream cheese and mix on medium. I used a hand-mixer but you can use a stand mixer too.
  • Mix until smooth but do not over mix. It’s ok if you still have some small lumps in the cheesecake.
  • Divide the batter among three bowls and add your food coloring to the bowls.
  • In your cooled crust, add spoonfuls of the batter in alternating colors.
  • Take a knife and drag it through your batter so that the colors get mixed together. Do not cut into the crust. The top of the cake will look tie-dye.
  • Cover the top of the cheesecake with tin foil but be sure to not let the foil touch the top of the cake.
  • In the oven, arrange the racks so one is in the middle and one is towards the bottom. On the bottom rack, add a second baking dish that is filled halfway with water. This pan should be the same size or larger than your cheesecake pan. Preheat oven to 325 again.
  • Once the oven is ready, add your cheesecake to the middle rack directly above the pan with the water. Cook for 60 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Your sides should be firm, and the middle should be a bit jiggly. That means it’s done. The cheesecake will continue to cook. You cannot check it with a tooth pick like a cake.
  • Add it to the refrigerator for 4-6 hours to chill.
  • Serve chilled. Preheat the oven to 325 and crush Oreos in a food processor.
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