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Come Party With Me: My Half Birthday — Dessert

At all of my parties I like to provide guests with a sweet treat even if it is only a small bite. At my half birthday — besides filling bowls with M&Ms which is signature to all my events — I will make one refreshing dessert: white chocolate and lime cheesecake bars.

Instead of cutting the bars into squares, I'll use a cookie cutter to cut out circles making mini cheesecakes. To emphasis the half theme, I will cut the circles in half and serve mini half cheesecakes! For the recipe,

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White Chocolate Lime Cheesecake Bars

White Chocolate Lime Cheesecake Bars

White Chocolate Lime Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

7 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt), chopped, plus white chocolate curls (optional garnish)
27 chocolate sandwich cookies (about 11 ounces)
2-4 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup chilled whipping cream
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
Lime slices or lime twists (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Line 8x8x2-inch square baking pan with foil, extending over all sides.
  2. Stir chopped white chocolate in small metal bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from over water.
  3. Finely grind cookies in processor. Add 2 tablespoons melted white chocolate and 2 tablespoons melted butter blend until mixture clumps together, adding more melted butter as necessary to create a crust that will hold together.
  4. Firmly press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Chill while making filling.
  5. Beat whipping cream in medium bowl until peaks form. Beat cream cheese, sugar, lime juice, and lime peel in large bowl until smooth.
  6. Beat in remaining melted white chocolate. Fold in whipped cream in 2 additions; spread over prepared crust.
  7. Chill until filling is slightly firm, at least 2 hours.
  8. Using foil as aid, lift cheesecake out of pan. Cut into 9 bars. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired, and lime slices or twists.

Serves 9.

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lynda-LNKitchen lynda-LNKitchen 8 years
serving bite-size desserts is SUCH a better idea than a whole cake at a party of adults. more people will enjoy it, as many shy away from a big slab of sugar. also a more reasonable portion size for those trying to resist too much temptation.
ElissaM ElissaM 8 years
Could you make this with a pre-made cookie pie crust?
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
These look fabulous. Now I want one.
Marci Marci 8 years
They sure look good. Too bad about the cream cheese and the lime, since I'm highly allergic to both.
PixelatedKD PixelatedKD 8 years
I was also wondering if sandwich cookies are oreos. The could be quite yummy! But wouldn't it be more of a white chocolate - lime - cookies 'n cream bar?
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 8 years
Chocolate and lime, yum!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 8 years
Chocolate and lime, yum!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Liss: I agree with designergirl and would use a chocolate wafer cookie. Kate Marie: I didn't think about the scraps...bring them into the Sugar office I guess! Free food goes really quickly here.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Liss: I agree with designergirl and would use a chocolate wafer cookie. Kate Marie: I didn't think about the scraps...bring them into the Sugar office I guess! Free food goes really quickly here.
designergirl designergirl 8 years
M&M bowls and jars are my mom's signature too. Recipe looks delicious- they probably mean a plain chocolate cookie. I always use Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers- they're the best!
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 8 years
Ooh, this recipe totally appeals to me! But if you're cutting it into little circles, what about the scraps?!
iRose iRose 8 years
Oh I want! My birthday's tommorrow, I think I'm gonna make them!
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
They look good but I know I wouldn't like them. I don't like cheesecake.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
Question, when it says sandwich cookies does that mean like Oreos?
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
yum! i'd gain 10 pounds after eating thi stuff, how do u pull it off party? u have a great figure :D
TrnSmleShiftRpt TrnSmleShiftRpt 8 years
Haha, I'm at work and only skimmed the recipie, so I missed that step. I feel quite dumb!
Rock-Sugar Rock-Sugar 8 years
yummy
Rock-Sugar Rock-Sugar 8 years
yummy
partysugar partysugar 8 years
TrnSmleShiftRpt: step 5 says you beat the whipping cream therefore turning it into whipped cream. Does that explain it better? Let me know if you need more help!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
TrnSmleShiftRpt: step 5 says you beat the whipping cream therefore turning it into whipped cream. Does that explain it better? Let me know if you need more help!
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 8 years
I'm going to make this next week! I have 2 children with birthdays exactly 6 months apart (different years)!! We always do a birthday/half birthday combo party.....everyone is happy!
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
oh! some coworkers and i are doing a St. Patrick's day potluck and I'm bringing these babies!
TrnSmleShiftRpt TrnSmleShiftRpt 8 years
Quick question about this fabulous looking dessert: Is it whipping cream or whipped cream we are adding? The ingredients says whipping, but the recipie itself says whipped. Just want to know!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
:drool: that picture looks soooo good. I want some now! Please!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
:drool: that picture looks soooo good. I want some now! Please!
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