Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Squares

I feel like I’m not alone when I say I could eat an entire package of Oreos and still want more (and if you disagree, then that’s probably why we’re not friends). Despite Nabisco’s attempt to branch out, most of their newer flavors have fallen short in my opinion. With the exception of the Red Velvet and Pumpkin Spice, I’m not tempted at all by the others. I really don’t get this Oreo Thins business. Don’t kid yourself. Oreo Thins will never make you as happy as the original Double Stuf.

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With National Cheesecake Day coming up this Saturday, July 30th, I figured it needed to be celebrated appropriately. When I came across a recipe for Oreo Cheesecake Bites from Six Sisters’ Stuff I knew I had a winner. It wasn’t until I was at the store facing the massive spread of Oreo flavors that I had a stroke of genius and grabbed the Red Velvet Oreos. This was probably the best decision I made all week. Maybe all month.

These squares are perfect to take to a party or to any event because they are bite sized and so cute! This is also an extremely easy recipe that doesn’t require much decorating. Fair warning- it’s hard to stop after one. Enjoy and happy National Cheesecake Day!

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Squares

  • 2 packages Red Velvet Oreos (divided)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • white candy coating

Preheat oven to 325*. Line a 13×9″ baking dish with foil, with the foil going up and over the sides.

Crush one package of Oreos either by using a food processor or by hand. Food processor definitely cuts down on time! The smaller pieces the better. In a separate bowl mix the 1/4 cup of melted butter with the crushed oreos. Press this mixture into the pan, creating your crust.FullSizeRender-1

In a mixer beat the cream cheese until it becomes smooth. Add the sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Pour mixture of the crust and bake for 45 minutes.

After you take the cheesecake out of the oven, let it set for a couple of hours. You can put it in the fridge if you need to speed up this process. Once the cheesecake is set, cut into squares and spread them out on wax paper. Melt the white candy coating and drizzle it over the top of the squares. Happy National Cheesecake Day!

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National Cheesecake Day

Fact: I didn’t own a springform pan until this year. So maybe I don’t bake cheesecakes that often, but I sure do enjoy eating them. I’m also a bit of a minimalist and don’t buy equipment unless I deem it absolutely necessary or just a convenience in the long run. Which means I would just bake cheesecakes in cake pans (it works). And the obvious option is to bake it into a cupcake, like I did when I made these raspberry cheesecake cupcakes.

Mmmm rich cheesecake goodness.
Mmmm rich cheesecake goodness.

In case you didn’t know, The Cheesecake Factory offers their glorious cheesecake for half price on National Cheesecake Day. I’ve been waiting all year for this. It’s the only time I allow myself to go there and devour their cheesecake. Once a year is enough of a reason for a cheat day. I also made sure to participate in National Dance Day which was 3 days ago so that I could partake in today’s celebration. They cancel each other out right? I highly suggest taking advantage of this day, whether it’s divulging at your favorite bakery or dusting off your own springform. If you do get the urge to try your hand at baking a cheesecake, you should try my Apple Crisp Cheesecake. You could probably drizzle caramel over anything I would eat it, but this cheesecake is delicious. Either way, happy cheesecake day to us all!

Apple Crisp Cheesecake
Apple Crisp Cheesecake