raspberry cheesecake oreo bars

by Kristina Sloggett

in baking,Dessert,recipes,Valentines Day,Vegan

Yep, you read that right, Oreo.

Do you know there are vanilla Oreos now? I may like them even more than the original. Although I know either choice would be good in this crust, I went with Golden.

This time.

I’m going to add to the conversation about Oreos being vegan, and throw my hat into the “yes they are” side of the ring. Healthy? Not at all. Tasty? Sometimes. Always.

As a crust for cheesecake bars? Absolutely. Throw them in the food processor, filling and all. I still added melted butter, but reduced the amount. This crust is good.

You may want to throw a few extra cookies into into the processor, if you taste test like me.

raspberry cheesecake oreo bars

dairy and egg free, vegan

crust:

one half package Golden Oreos
1 tablespoon butter (Earth Balance), melted

Process Oreos in to crumb; add melted butter and combine. Press into 9×9 baking dish, bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

filling:

2 packages cream cheese (8 oz Tofutti), room temperature
2 tablespoons Ener-G egg powder
3 tablespoons NuNaturals More Fiber Baking Blend
2 tablespoons almond milk
2 tablespoons agave, divided
1 pint fresh raspberries 

Combine cream cheese, egg powder, baking blend, almond milk and 1 tablespoon agave. Divide in half and set aside. In saucepan over medium heat, combine raspberries and remaining 1 tablespoon agave. Stir until raspberries make a syrup, leaving some berries intact.

Combine berries with half cheesecake batter. Pour ‘plain’ batter over crust, top with ‘berried’ batter. Bake at 375 for 37-42 minutes or until set. Cool completely on counter before cutting; store covered in refrigerator.

This is one of the last in my series of Valentines desserts – although it also works for a random Saturday.

Cuteness for the daya sheep-herding rabbit.

Happy Saturday!

 

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) February 11, 2012 at 5:52 am

I’ve never tried the golden oreos. And sometimes you just have to throw healthy straight out the window LOL

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2 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

indeed you do… :)

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3 katie February 11, 2012 at 5:53 am

These look really yummy! Perfect for Valentine’s Day : )

I never tried the golden oreos, I am always a sucker for the double stuffed, the peppermint ones around christmas, and the chocolate mint ones!

Happy weekend to you , Basil, and your husband! Still thinking of your dad, I pray he is getting better xo

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4 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

thank you SO much, Katie! chemo begins this week, and he is home now! he is doing really well, I appreciate your continued thoughts, you are SO sweet.

you NEED to try the Golden Oreos!! NEED! :D

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5 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 11, 2012 at 8:47 am

Wow…I want to sink my teeth into one of these. Can you believe I’ve never tried golden oreos?! What have I been waiting for. Oh yea, this recipe!

And the fact that Oreos are vegan always gets me. Even though I “know it”, I am always surprised when I’m reminded of that one.

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6 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

actually I CANNOT believe that, Averie! I’d figure you’ve tried all the Oreos to be tried! (um, did you know there is a PEANUT BUTTER OREO??) yeah.

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7 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty February 11, 2012 at 8:57 am

You my dear are one smart cookie!! (literally!)

Sounds sooooooooo good!!

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8 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

thanks, Jess! :) I do love Valentines Day… and sweets!

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9 Natasha February 11, 2012 at 10:19 am

OMG…we LOVE bunny rabbits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and have many in our front yard – I need to send you a pic of where they live…this is soooo damn cute I’m, clenching my jaw!

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10 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

oh, you are SO lucky to have them in your yard!! we have little critters around here, mostly big squirrels, nutria and small things, no rabbits that I have seen?

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11 Nichole February 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

Golden Oreos are way better to me than the original as well, go figure. This looks so amazing!

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12 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

we love the Goldens… :D

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13 Heather @ Better With Veggies February 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Is there a debate about their vegan-ness I didn’t know about? I know there’s not a health food, but I like the 80-20 rule, not everything has to be wholesome all the time. :)

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14 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

ha… actually, yes, there has always been some talk about the sugar used, and that it is probably processed (you know, the old Bone Char Talk!) :D I also think that so many DO know, or aren’t really contesting whether they are or not, but it’s just surprising, you know?

I like the 80/20 rule also…

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15 Char @ www.charskitchen.ca February 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

HOW do you do this?! Somehow you keep coming up with the most amazing recipes, and it’s hard to decide which ones to make!

I love Golden Oreos. And Double-Stuff Oreos. Sooo good dipped in peanut butter <3

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16 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Mmm, I am going to have to try that… OH and?? did you know there are PEANUT BUTTER OREOS?? I just found out, have not seen them myself yet. Dipped in pb is probably better, though…

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17 Char @ www.charskitchen.ca February 11, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I DID see them!! I haven’t tried them yet either, but definitely curious! I was thinking the dipped ones were better, too ;) I should try dipping the Golden ones, also…hehe

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18 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 9:07 pm

well, yeah. you really need to. ;)

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19 Kris | iheartwellness.com February 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I think I could get lost in these bars and never come out. I’d be happy. Ohhhh how I wish I could eat things like Oreos, Pizza, and Ice Cream like I used too.

Maybe I over think things and should just go with my taste buds from now on ;) I love these and YOU! Thank you!
xxoo

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20 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm

while I really like to eat healthy, and I feel WAY better when I do, sometimes I need an Oreo, ya know? and pizza. :) love you too, girl! XO

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21 curlsz February 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

oreos? girl you have lost your damn mind – putting $20 on the table that you can make a healthier “oreo” – do it and email me your address and TWENTY whole dollars coming your way ;-)

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22 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm

haa HAA… done and DONE. this will be a nice challenge – which would you prefer, original chocolate or vanilla? ;)

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23 curlsz February 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm

let the games begin! i don’t actually like oreos – even as a kid- i know FREAK – so go for your favorite

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24 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

MUAH ah ah ah. it is ON.

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25 Juan February 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm

These aren’t gluten free and are tagged as such. Just FYI :)

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26 spabettie February 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm

thanks, edited and removed!

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27 Jeni Treehugger February 12, 2012 at 5:04 am

Oreo’s aren’t vegan this side of the pond! How wrong is that!!
I actually just licked my monitor on seeing these.
WANT!

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28 Pure2raw twins February 12, 2012 at 5:25 am

never heard of golden oreos, haha just when I thought I knew everything about food ;)

these look great!

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29 Sloane @ My Life in Florida February 12, 2012 at 9:25 am

OH WOW!! These look amazing. I have to found vanilla Oreos now!!

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30 Ann February 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I didn’t realize there were golden oreos – my honey bunny prefers the vanilla filled style of cookie….and I had NO idea they were vegan! The bars look delicious!

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31 Cookin' Canuck February 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

If I made these bars, I would have to smuggle them into a closet and eat them all myself. My goodness, do they ever look good!

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32 Miz February 13, 2012 at 4:01 am

OMGOSH THESE LOOK AMAZING!!!

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33 Liz February 13, 2012 at 4:02 am

Ooooh, these look DELISH!!! What yummy bars!

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34 Perry February 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

I always forget about the Oreo… thanks for the reminder. Vanilla is my favorite too, although a classic Oreo is just that, classic. Never gets old.

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35 spabettie February 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I agree, Perry – there’s something about that classic Oreo. but I love the new ones too!

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36 Linnea February 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

looks lovely! I had NO idea Oreos were vegan??? learn somethin’ new every dang day LOL!

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37 Rachel May 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

what could you use in place of the baking blend? also, these look great!

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38 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

hi Rachel – the baking blend is just a sweetener substitute, so you can use the same amount of whatever you generally use. enjoy!

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39 Shilpa February 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Can I use flax meal in place of the Ener-G? If I were to use agave instead of the sugar substitue, how much agave should I use. Thanks.

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40 Kristina Sloggett February 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

hi Shilpa! I have not tried this with flax, but I am pretty sure it should work with this recipe. Also, perhaps just another tablespoon of agave in the cheesecake mixture? The cookie crust and the raspberry topping are both sweet enough, so the cheesecake middle can be less so. I’d start with 2 tablespoons and taste? Enjoy!

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41 MTD February 10, 2013 at 8:53 am

Just made them…waiting for them to come out of the oven! The kids are at BB practice..so they may be gone by the time they get back.

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42 Kristina Sloggett February 13, 2013 at 6:38 am

oh yay – so… did the kids get any? ;)

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43 Adam March 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

ooh, never thought to try the vanilla Oreos (or better yet, Whole Foods 365 brand sandwich creme cookies, basically a natural version of Oreos, or even Newman O’s) in place of the chocolate in recipes.. will have to try!

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