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White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, golden Oreo crust, white chocolate cheesecake topped with sugared cranberries and more chocolate! A gorgeous Christmas dessert!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, golden Oreo crust, white chocolate cheesecake topped with sugared cranberries and more chocolate! A gorgeous Christmas dessert! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #whitechocolatecranberry #cheesecake

Hello friends and welcome back to another Christmas series recipe! These cheesecake bars, I have to say might be one of the most beautiful desserts I have ever made!

What do you think?

White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, golden Oreo crust, white chocolate cheesecake topped with sugared cranberries and more chocolate! A gorgeous Christmas dessert! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #whitechocolatecranberry #cheesecake

Wow, I just think they are absolutely stunning, AND the best part… delicious. Taking a cue from one of my most popular recipes ever on this little blog, my Golden Oreo Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, I wanted to turn them into something super festive for the holidays!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, golden Oreo crust, white chocolate cheesecake topped with sugared cranberries and more chocolate! A gorgeous Christmas dessert! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #whitechocolatecranberry #cheesecake

I think these are particularly beautiful for Christmas, but cranberries are super in for Thanksgiving too, so you can make them for either occasion! Or, you know to celebrate a Thursday, woo hoo!

They are extremely easy to make but need a little time to set up. I made the cheesecake the day before I decorated the top to make sure it was nice and set up well. This also would be a great make ahead dessert as well for that same reason!

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
 
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Serves: 9 bars
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Ingredients
White Chocolate Cheesecake
  • 12 Golden Oreos
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • ⅓ Cup sour cream
  • ⅓ Cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ Cup white chocolate chips
Topping
  • 2 Cups fresh cranberries, room temp
  • ⅓ Cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ Cup water
  • 1½ Cup granulated sugar (separated from the other sugar)
  • ¾ Cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
White Chocolate Cheesecake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place golden oreos in a food processor and pulse to form crumbs. Drizzle in the butter to coat and pulse to combine. Press crust into the bottom of a 9x9 baking pan that is lined with foil or parchment paper. Bake for 5 minutes, set aside.
  2. Place the remaining ingredients except for the white chocolate into a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Add in the chocolate and pulse to break up the cups and mix. Pour mix over the crust, bake for 35 minutes, filling will be slightly jiggly. Allow to cool on a wired rack for 1 hour. Cover and place in fridge to set for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Topping
  1. First make the sugared cranberries. Place the ⅓ Cup sugar and water into a shallow pan over medium heat, whisk until the sugar melts and comes to a simmer. Take off the heat. Add in the cranberries to coat. With a slotted spoon, scoop out the cranberries onto a wired rack over a sheet tray. Make sure cranberries are not touching. Allow to dry for 1 hour.
  2. Place the remaining sugar in a shallow pan. In small batches, roll the cranberries in the sugar. Place on a clean sheet tray and allow to dry an additional hour.
  3. Cut cheesecake bars into 9 equal pieces. Melt the white chocolate and place in a baggie with the end snipped off and drizzle over the cheesecake slices. Top with the sugared cranberries. Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

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If you wanted, you could just pour the white chocolate on top like a layer and place the cranberries on and then cut them after. I just thought this is a pretty presentation with the white chocolate dripping down the sides!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, golden Oreo crust, white chocolate cheesecake topped with sugared cranberries and more chocolate! A gorgeous Christmas dessert! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #whitechocolatecranberry #cheesecake

I love the combination of flavors too. The tart cranberries really offset the sweetness of the cheesecake and white chocolate! This is a great combination. Then the crunch for the sugar coating on the berries, so good!!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, golden Oreo crust, white chocolate cheesecake topped with sugared cranberries and more chocolate! A gorgeous Christmas dessert! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #whitechocolatecranberry #cheesecake

So, what do you think? Will this be a show stopper at your holiday party?!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, golden Oreo crust, white chocolate cheesecake topped with sugared cranberries and more chocolate! A gorgeous Christmas dessert! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #whitechocolatecranberry #cheesecake

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8 Wonderful Comments

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    Kristi says:
    November 11, 2015

    These cranberries are beautiful!!!!! For real, it was the cranberries that drew me in :). i might have to try these out!!

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    Emily says:
    November 15, 2015

    These look AMAZING! Just pinned and will make soon!

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    Karly says:
    November 16, 2015

    These are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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    Anita says:
    November 18, 2015

    This recipe looks so delicious! Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Pin Junkie Pin Party.

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    Ria says:
    November 20, 2015

    I just made these last night, so pretty (maybe the first time I made a Pinterest recipe that came out looking like the pictures)! However, do you have any tips for getting the cranberries to stick to the bars? By the time I had piped all the white chocolate drizzle on my bars, the drizzle had solidified and my cranberries just roll around on top of the bars. Also, my white chocolate chips didn’t break up much in the food processor, so it could be a difference in white chocolate chips?

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      November 20, 2015

      Yes, as I showed in the gif, I drizzled each bar individually and then pressed in the cranberries right away. This way they stuck while the white chocolate was cooling. Also, the white chocolate chips don’t break up too much like you said. I like it this way, but if you want it more incorporated I suggest melting the chocolate down, letting it cool slightly and then adding it into the cheesecake mixture that way. I hope this helped I’m so glad they came out pretty still! Thanks so much for taking the time out to comment on them. 🙂

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    Kim Morris says:
    November 26, 2015

    I don’t see orange zest mentioned in the recipe, but it sure looks like there is orange zest in them and I added the zest of 2 oranges to the batch I just put in the oven.

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      November 26, 2015

      Nope, no orange zest in this recipe. Although, I bet that will be delicious!

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