Golden Oreos are often overshadowed by their chocolatey counterparts, but trust us, these little cookies are absolutely delicious - especially when combined with strawberries and cheesecake! Golden Oreo Strawberry Cheesecake Bars (say that 10 times fast!) have everything you would want in a sweet treat and are a great way to use up some juicy summer strawberries.
This dessert is basically a layering of juicy, fresh strawberries, creamy, decadent cheesecake and sweet, crunchy Oreos cookies. What's not to love? If you don't have strawberries on hand try experimenting with different fruit, like blueberries or raspberries.
- 3 Tbls unsalted butter, melted
- 24 Golden Oreos, divided
- 1 1/4 Cup strawberries, medium dice
- 1 Tbls sugar
- 1 Tbls water
- 2 tsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 Cup sour cream
- 1/3 Cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
Pulse until it forms crumbs, add in the melted butter and pulse again until crumbs are covered in butter.
Press crumbs into a 8 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper (or foil if your out of parchment paper!). Bake in oven for 5 minutes, take out and let cool on counter.
Place strawberries in pot with 1 Tbs sugar and 1 Tbs water.
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until soft. You should stir this every few minutes. Combine lemon juice with cornstarch and stir into mixture and simmer an additional minute until thickened.
Place strawberry mixture in food processor and pulse until smooth. Place in a bowl and set aside.
Place cream cheese, sour cream, remaining sugar, vanilla and egg in food processor. Pulse until smooth and combined.
Spread over top of Oreo crust.
Pour half of the strawberry sauce on top of cheesecake.
Bake at 325 degrees for 36 minutes or until cheesecake is just slightly jiggly.
Take out of oven and let cool on a wire rack. Crush remaining Oreos and sprinkle on top, gently pushing into the bars. Place in a fridge covered and let set for at least 3 hours until cutting into squares.
One they're set, take out of pan and cut into squares. Serve and enjoy!