Twix Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Alright, let’s do this bit of madness. Staring back at you are some Twix Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars. That marbled-like layer you’re looking at is two cookie doughs rolled into one: chocolate fudge and chocolate chip – because why have one when you can have two? At the center is a salted caramel cheesecake layer and at the center of that is the star of the dessert: whole, uncut bars of Twix.

Twix Chocolate Chip & Fudge Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Yeah, you got it—I managed to smash two cookies, cheesecake and candy into one dessert. I’m the first to admit it’s a tad over the top. But so were these and since they were so thoroughly enjoyed, I decided why not step it up with two cookie doughs.

Here’s my advice about this recipe: even though this can easily be doubled, don’t do it. You’ll end up eating more than you intend and then be all pissy with yourself . . . wait – that might just be me.

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Twix  Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Yield: Makes one 9×9 pan

Ingredients:

Crust and topping

  • one 16-oz. package of ready-made chocolate cookie dough
  • one 16-oz. pacakage of ready-made chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 5  Twix, king size packages or 8 regular packages

Cheesecake layer

  • 8oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce (homemade recipe here)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips  (for topping)

Directions:

Preparation

Create a sling by lining the pan with foil so that there is a one inch overhang on each side. Cover foil with bake spray. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

To make cookie layer (crust and bottom)

Flatten chocolate fudge cookie dough to a 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin. Pinch off chocolate chip cookie dough into pieces and then drop it on top of fudge cookie dough. Using a rolling pin roll chocolate chip cookie dough into chocolate fudge cookie dough; set aside.

To make cheesecake

Add cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and caramel sauce into a bowl and beat until blended. Set aside.

Assembly

  1. Cover the bottom of the pan with a little more than three-quarters of flatten dough. Set aside remaining dough to sprinkle on top. Place Twix bars side-by-side directly on top of crust. Pour cheesecake mixture on top. Crumble remaining cookie dough and sprinkle on top of cheesecake layer along with remaining 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips all over top.
  2. Transfer pan to oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees F. Remove from oven set on wire rack to cool.

A few notes:

  • I used ready-made cookie dough to scale down the prep time, but if ready-made is not your thing use your preferred homemade cookie recipe.
  • As always, I recommend using homemade caramel for the caramel portion of cheesecake layer since pre-made caramel sauce tends to be too sweet and lacks the flavor of homemade caramel sauce. It doesn’t take long to prepare and makes a huge difference in flavor. For a step-by-step tutorial on how to make homemade caramel sauce click here.
  • For ease of cutting and to keep the edges of the bars nice and clean make sure to wipe the knife down between slices.
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18 Responses to “Twix Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars”

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 2, 2012 @ 12:45 am

    Oh my those are incredible, you’ve done it again!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 2, 2012 @ 1:51 am

    Twix, cheesecake, cookie dough, all in one pan – I love this. I sense these will sweep across Pinterest very shortly :)

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — November 2, 2012 @ 3:37 am

    You always come up with the best desserts! These look amazing!

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    Jamielyn@iheartnaptime — November 2, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    WOW! These look amazing! I would love one right about now! Pinned!

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    Aly — November 2, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Mmm. Caramel and chocolate. Yummy! So many possibilities of other candies or ideas with this, too!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 2, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    HELLO!! These sound unreal!

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    Liz — November 2, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    You had me at Twix! This looks absolutely amazing. I was trying to come up with something to make this weekend and I think I found it!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — November 2, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    These cheesecake bars look so decadently good!

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    Suzi Axe — November 2, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    These looks amaze!! However, the ounces of both the cookie doughs didn’t show up. How many ounces of each??

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    Erin — November 2, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    I was just wondering what I could make with Twix bars

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    Joanne — November 2, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    I love it when you go all out like this…never fails to leave me drooling!

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    JulieD — November 2, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    Oh my god, I love this, Naomi!! I love twix but have never thought of baking with them!! You’re amazing!

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    Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess — November 3, 2012 @ 12:22 am

    Hole.Eee.Crap. These look phenomenal. I don’t have any Twix on hand (can’t keep a bag in the house to save my soul) but I think some Take 5s would make a good stand-in!

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    Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks — November 4, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    These look absolutely to die for, Naomi! Side note, I absolutely adore that wood plate in your first shot. :)

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    thelittleloaf — November 5, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    Another completely ridiculously amazing looking recipe. I think I might be getting plumper just looking at it :-)

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    Meghan — November 6, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    I have never been able to say no to anything cookie dough and twix is my favorite candy bar, so I’ll be making these soon! Thanks so sharing such awesome recipes! I would love if you could come share at my new linky party FriDays Made Sweet! at CupcakesWithSprinkles.blogspot.com

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    Allison — July 23, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    I haven’t been able to find chocolate cookie dough in stores. Do you know where I can get it or do you make it from scratch? Also, it says bake for 30-40 minutes, but I was having trouble figuring out when it is finished. Do you use a knife to remove each piece or a spatula? Thank you!!

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