Thursday, 19 January 2017

Mocha Cheesecake Bars


Coffee + Chocolate = Good. Coffee + Chocolate + Cheesecake = Even Better. This second equation is best proven with these Mocha Cheesecake Bars.



I love these things, cheesecake bars. They are very easy to bake. Unlike the regular cheesecake where you have to get fussy with a water bath.

This one, you just go free and easy and it takes only 30 minutes to bake. But forever to cool hah..hah...


I used this sachet of coffee mix for the coffee flavored cheesecake batter.


But you can use any of your favorite coffee mix to get the job done.


This time, I reduced the chocolate chips to one cup only. These things are expensive, you know (kiamsiap auntie mode on).

These Mocha Cheesecake Bars can be frozen. I love stuff that can be frozen. Just thaw them in the fridge overnight and let stand to room temperature before eating (or you can eat them cold).

Mocha Cheesecake Bars
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :

For the base :
- 130g self-raising flour + 1 tbsp cocoa powder (sifted)
- 100g butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips

For the cheesecake filling :
- 250g cream cheese
- 1 sachet Nescafe Oh So Nutty White Coffee
- 1/4 cup caster sugar (can omit if you want less sweet)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until well mixed and creamy.
2. Add flour/cocoa powder and mix until it forms a dough.
3. Fold in chocolate chips. Set aside.
4. Beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy and add the powdered coffee mix. Beat until combined.
5. Add vanilla extract and egg and continued to beat until well combined.
6. Take about 3/4 of the dough and press onto the bottom of a lined 8" square pan. 
7. Pour the cheesecake filling onto the dough base and spread to cover the base evenly.
8.  Using the remaining dough, form clumps between your fingers and place them randomly on the cheesecake filling until all the dough is used up.
9. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, pressing them into the filling where necessary.
10. Bake in a preheated oven at 160C for 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is set.
11. Remove from oven and cool completely before chilling in the fridge.

32 comments:

  1. i have never eaten this before but from the sound of it, it is very tasty and sweet! cream cheese is one of the cheese you can eat, is it?

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    1. Yes, I eat cream cheese as in cheesecake but I will not touch it plain >.<

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  2. Come to grab a piece for my tea break later, hehe...

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  3. I really don't like your statement - They are very easy to bake :(

    It seems like everything is 'very easy' for you. I read the recipes and it's like 'Oh, no! Oh, no! Why so long?' How to bake now? Mood sudah lari?

    But honestly speaking, I like everything with cheese ^_^

    I will keep this recipe and who knows, out of sudden you see the same recipe in my blog with source - PhongHong ^_^

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    1. MD, I cakap betul2 tau. Easy peasy hah..hah.. Not all is easy for me la, some cakes macam yang ada layer2, krim2 tu I langsung ignore.

      I shall wait for that day when you bake cheesecake bars, OK? Bubbly abang and adek cute mesti suka :)

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  4. This is soooo yummy! I know I would love anything cheesy. I want to meet you at Kim Zen Restaurant to discuss a marketing plan to sell these mocha cheesecake bars. Can you set a date and time? Quick!

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    1. LOL! When I am ready to retire and bake full time, I let you know.

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  5. looks like this is the new created recipe by you..must be very good!!

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    1. Well, I adapted it from here and there hee..hee.. Yes, it is good and if you love coffee, you will like it.

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  6. OMG! Yes please! (although I'd probably switch out the Nescafe for different coffee, but mocha + cheesecake - yum!)

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  7. Hi Phong Hong,
    I like mocha. But not cheesecake. These mocha cheesecake bars of yours look very tempting. Definitely my big kids love mocha cheesecake bars so I have to bake it :)

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    1. Hi Karen! Your kids will love it for sure.

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  8. That would be lovely as snacks but my problem with these is I would finish a jarful in one sitting. I simply do not know where to stop...like the jar of almond crisps I got from a friend yesterday. All gone. LOL!!!

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  9. Ooooo sounds so easy to make! Looks yummy too ;)

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  10. With eyes close... I Can only imagine my teeth sinking into one piece... and then.... hmmmmmmmm......

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    1. Then you reach out for another one hmmmmm....

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  11. Drooling, drooling, drooling over the cheesecake bars....

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    1. hee..hee...I wish I could share some with you :)

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  12. Alamak!!! Macam menarik je untuk di makan ni.....emmm tapi belum tentu menarik untuk membaking hihi....

    Mcm coco bar ye PH...

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    1. Hainom, cepat buat lah, senang jer :)

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  13. Waaaaa I can smell the aroma of mocha already. *drool*

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  14. Cheesecake is my weakness! Can't help looking at your yummy cheesecake bars. Will try after the CNY holidays.Thanks for sharing, PH :)

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    1. Hi Ann! You will make it a classic, I am sure!

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  15. the mix of flavours must be heavenly!

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    1. It was! Chocolaty with coffee flavor :)

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  16. Is it pointless if I say these could make good CNY snacks? Obviously they won't last until then, unless you make more on CNY eve... :P

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    1. You are dead right. It is pointless because I am not making these for CNY hee..hee...

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