Bacon Sea Salt Cheesecake Bars With a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust
 
Ingredients
  • Cookie Crust
  • 8 T. butter
  • ½ c. light brown sugar
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1¼ c. flour
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cheesecake
  • 16 ounces soft cream cheese
  • ¼ c. sour cream
  • ⅔ c. granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Topping
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 6 bacon slices, cooked crisp and chopped
  • coarse sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9x9 pan with nonstick foil.
Crust
  1. Beat butter and sugars.
  2. Add egg and vanilla.
  3. Add flour and salt.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Press in the baking pan and bake 20 minutes.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Lower the oven temp to 325°
Cheesecake
  1. Beat cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar until smooth.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and combine.
  3. Pour over the cooled crust and bake 40 minutes.
  4. Cool cheesecake.
  5. Once cool chill a few hours in the fridge.
  6. To serve: Cut squares, spread melted chocolate on each square ith an offset spatula and sprinkle on bacon and sea salt.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/bacon-sea-salt-cheesecake-bars/