White Chocolate & Lime Cheesecake Bars
These white chocolate & lime cheesecake bars are so light and refreshing and absolutely delicious!
chocolate sandwich cookies
(I used Oreos)
high-quality white chocolate
(such as Lindt), chopped
chilled whipping cream
package cream cheese
, room temperature
fresh lime juice
finely grated lime peel
Line 8x8x2-inch square baking pan with foil, extending over all sides.
Stir chopped white chocolate in small metal bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from over water.
Finely grind cookies in processor. Add 2 tablespoons melted white chocolate and blend until mixture clumps together. Firmly press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Chill while making filling.
Beat whipping cream in medium bowl until peaks form. Beat cream cheese, sugar, lime juice, and lime peel in large bowl until smooth. Beat in remaining melted white chocolate. Fold in whipped cream in 2 additions; carefully spread over prepared crust. Chill until filling is slightly firm, at least 2 hours. Using foil as aid, lift cheesecake out of pan. Cut into 9 bars.
Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired, and lime slices or twists.
The only thing I would probably do different next time is add a couple tablespoons of melted butter to the Oreo crumbs. The crust was a little crumbly when you cut into them, so I think adding a little melted butter along with the melted chocolate would help the crust stay together better.