Chocolate cherry cheesecake bars are fudgy, dense, and studded with creamy pockets of cheesecake. They’re the perfect way to say, “I love you!”
Hey, friends, hey! Are we all on board with cheesecake still, or is there some fancy new quinoa dessert that we’re supposed to get behind?
I’ll admit that I’ve been off the sugar train lately. But trust me that when I do decide to have dessert, I HAVE DESSERT.
No health food desserts here – that’s just sad for everyone involved.
Unless it’s full of chemicals and fat and all the bad things in the universe, I do NOT WANT IT. Do not waste my time, sirs and ma’ams. No, thank you.
So, in honor of those I care for on this special holiday about love, I decided to create something truly decadent and totally NOT GOOD for you in any way, shape or form.
Not only are we making thick, chewy, fudgy bars, but we are making them with cake mix! And swirling them with cream cheese and sugar.
If you’re going to tell someone you love them with dessert, might as well go all-out, am I right?
If chocolate isn’t your thing, you’re in luck. These bars can be made with any flavor of cake mix. Yellow, French Vanilla, even Strawberry might be fun!
I even thought about drizzling these bad boys with chocolate ganache, but I didn’t want to totally freak you all out.
Unless you like being freaked out, in which case – go for the ganache. You only live once!
These babies are thick, so baking takes some time. When they are finished, the edges will be firm, and the center might be slightly jiggly.
When you poke a toothpick or knife in the center, it’ll come out with some fudgy crumbs but no raw batter! That’s how you know they’re perfect.
These are perfect for gifting or eating out of the pan while you watch bad rom-coms starring Matthew McConaughey. Enjoy!
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