Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake Bars

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Do you ever have a recipe that sticks in your mind for a long time just waiting to be made? I had seen strawberry cheesecake with chocolate ganache at a store awhile back and just knew that I had to make it at home. Since I don’t make cheesecake very often, it was awhile before I actually set out to recreate it. I wish I had made it sooner, because these strawberry chocolate ganache cheesecake bars were everything I hoped they’d be!

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Did you know that today is National Cheesecake Day? Even more reason to make these strawberry chocolate ganache cheesecake bars. I couldn’t let a day like this pass by! (Be sure to check out the list below for more great ways to celebrate.) Since I’ve been all about no bake recipes lately, I decided to take the no bake cheesecake route. Because they are no bake, these bars come together quickly and you don’t have to worry about whether or not they’re done (or am I the only one who struggles knowing when cheesecake is done?!).

Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake Bars Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

A simple graham crust is topped with a rich, creamy layer of chocolate ganache. Since the theme of these bars is easy, I just used chocolate chips and heavy cream to create this velvety ganache. Cream cheese, whipped topping, and fresh strawberries make up the sweet cheesecake layer, while a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips tops it off. If the fact that it’s National Cheesecake Day isn’t reason enough to make these cheesecake bars, the rich chocolate ganache and sweet strawberry cheesecake should be!

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Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake Bars
 
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Serves: 9
Ingredients
For the Crust
  • 1½ C finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ⅓ C butter, melted
For the Ganache
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • ½ C heavy whipping cream
For the Cheesecake
  • 2 (8 oz) packages ⅓ of the fat or regular cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ C sugar
  • 1½ C finely chopped strawberries
  • 1 (8 oz) tub whipped topping, thawed
  • mini chocolate chips for garnish
Instructions
  1. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. In a bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Cover and place in refrigerate while making ganache.
  3. In a small saucepan, stir together chocolate chips and whipping cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir until until smooth. Pour over crust. Cover and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes or until ganache is set.
  4. In the bowl of stand mixer, or with an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Stir in strawberries. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spread over ganache layer. Top with mini chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
  6. Cut into pieces and serve.

 Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake Bars Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

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Comments

  1. The best day ever! Yay for cheesecake, and I think you are more than doing such an awesome day justice! Strawberries, ganache and cheesecake? I am dead. Pinned!

  2. I love that this cheesecake is in bar form, easy to pick up and eat!

  3. These cheesecake bars are beautiful! I love the simplicity of no bake too!

  4. Such a great way to enjoy strawberries and chocolate! Plus, these are so pretty:-)

  5. I love this! It looks light and fluffy and delicious too!

  6. such a great dessert!

  7. Marly says:

    Love this easy and elegant cheesecake!

  8. These look like a MUST TRY! What’s not to love? :)

  9. Carolyn says:

    Okay, that layer of chocolate ganache makes me weak in the knees!

  10. National cheesecake day sounds like a brilliant idea and these bars look like the perfect way to celebrate!!

  11. you can never go wrong with strawberry and chocolate; WOW

  12. Strawberry and chocolate are a favorite combination of mine! I’m hungry! ;)

  13. That always happens to me – a recipe that just sticks in my mind! And I can see why this one did – they look and sound delicious! Strawberries and chocolate are so delicious together! Happy Cheesecake Day!

  14. These bars look incredible! What a fabulous idea to include ganache. Love this!

  15. These look amazing!!! I love the ganache layer! Pinning and sharing on FB!

  16. Shaina says:

    Ah what an amazing combination of flavors!! Chocolate, strawberry, and graham cracker crust.. I’ll have a slice, or three :)

  17. Oh my gosh the ganache. I think that makes it for me. I could eat a whole tray of these, no joke. Pinned!

  18. marcie says:

    This is my kind of cheesecake — no bake….and ganache! This combination sounds amazing.

  19. i never would have thought to make a strawberry ganache before! definitely an idea i need to try in my kitchen. thanks for the idea!

  20. These are too pretty for words! I love the soft pink color and you’ve styled them so beautifully… Gorgeous and mouthwatering!

  21. Yummy! Strawberry chocolate in cheesecake form can’t be anything but amazing!

  22. Mindy says:

    Wow, such a pretty , elegant looking pie! I am definitely making this for our Sunday dinner.

  23. Mmmm, strawberry and chocolate ganache in a cheesecake! Perfection!

  24. So perfect…that ganache is irresistible!

  25. Liz says:

    Jessica, your cheesecake bars look fantastic! What a marvelous way to enjoy summer’s best berries!!!

  26. I can see why this has been in your head. It looks fabulous :)

  27. Cheesecake is in bar form??!! Really!! What a great idea!!

  28. Love that layer of ganache and that you used fresh strawberries! Another great no-bake summer dessert.

  29. These are the prettiest treats I’ve ever seen!

  30. Ashley says:

    Whoa these sound so good! I’ve never had cheesecake with a ganache layer before – that sounds amazing!

  31. Strawberry and chocolate ganache in one glorious cheesecake?! Sign me up for a few dozen of these please!

  32. Allison says:

    Cheesecake gets me so excited! I love this blogging celebration happening around the web :) Strawberries and cheesecake and chocolate sound SO good. Love the combo.

  33. I have the same “problem” I see something at the store and dying to make it at home just to realize I already have 10 other recipes that must be made first and time quickly goes by!
    These strawberry chocolate cheesecake bars looks amazing! Love the chocolate chip on top. so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing and for joining us, Jessica!

  34. I have a continuous list of recipe ideas. It got to the point where I can no longer keep up with the production part of the list. These bars look fantastic. Who doesn’t love a little ganache?

  35. Tara says:

    What a pretty dessert, love strawberry and chocolate together!!

  36. Oh yes, I totally know what you mean about not knowing when the cheesecake is completely done. That’s the last thing you want – to cut into it, and to be welcomed by soup!! Which is why I just stuck with a cocktail for Cheesecake Day :)
    PINNING!

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