Dulce de leche chocolate cheesecake bars – rich creamy caramel-y cheesecake topped with a thin layer of dulce de leche and chocolate ganache and a sprinkle of fleur de sel. The perfect sweet and salty treat!
There’s no secret my favorite dessert is cheesecake. Chocolate cheesecake, if you want to narrow it down. I don’t have many cheesecake recipes on this blog because I rarely make some and when I do, I simply hide and don’t get out until the last crumb is gone. I’m so selfish when it comes to cheesecake.
Despite my selfishness, these bars are too good not to have you hidden in the closet as well. So, stop by the nearest Hispanic store and buy a can of dulce de leche, take the next day off work or hire a sitter and make these bars. You’re welcome!
These cheesecake bars follow pretty much a basic recipe for cheesecake with the exception of the added dulce de leche or a caramel taste. Although these bars have dulce de leche added to the filling, the flavor it’s not overpowering.
Since I love this rich caramel sauce I added a thin layer between the cheesecake and the chocolate ganache. Add a sprinkle of salt to bring out the flavors and balance the sweetness and you got yourself a wonderful treat to celebrate life.
The inspiration for the recipe came from a recipe I’ve eyed for a while on Bon Appetit website but except for the filling I changed everything.
Instead of making a graham crackers crust I used a mixture of oats and walnuts and skipped baking the crust alone for a couple of minutes. Once the cheesecake was baked I spread a thin layer of dulce de leche instead of making the dulce de leche glaze and topped everything with chocolate ganache.
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