Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Golden Oreo Cheesecake - Yes Please!

Who loves Golden Oreos?  I do!  We don't have these at our house because I will eat every single one of them.  I'm not a huge fan of regular Oreos but put the Golden Oreos in front of me and I will eat 
28 Golden Oreos, divided 18 and 10
3 tablespoons, melted Butter
1 cup Caramel bits (or 24 wrapped caramels)
1 tablespoon water
2 pkgs (8 oz each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Marshmellow Fluff
1 egg

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take out cream cheese so it will be soft.  Crush 18 Golden Oreos (cream and all).  I used my Pamper Chef chopper, but you could use a plastic bag or food processor. 

Pour crumbs into a 9 inch square pan.  (My pan wasn't cleaned so I used a 9 inch round pan) Add 3 tablespoons melted butter and combine using the back of a spoon to mix and press firmly into the bottom of the pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes or until golden. Let cool 10-15 minutes.

While crust is cooling unwrap your caramels, or if using caramel bits, pour into a bowl and add the 1 tablespoon of water. Set aside.

Now coarsely chop the remaining 10 Oreos. Set those aside as well.

Beat the softened cream cheese and marshmallow fluff with a mixer on medium speed. Beat until combined and smooth, scraping down the sides half way through.

Add the egg and beat for 30 more seconds on medium speed until all mixed together.

Stir in the coarsely chopped Oreos.

Pour the batter into the crust. Spread evenly into the pan. Now melt your caramels and water in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir halfway through. When melted, drop by spoonfuls onto the batter. (I did not end up using all of the caramel)

Using a knife, swirl the caramel into the cream cheese batter. Don't go too deep or you'll mess up the crust.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until center is set. Cool for 20 minutes on wire rack and then transfer to the refrigerator for 4-24 hours. Cut into squares when completely cooled. Enjoy!

I will have to tell you that this was so much better the second day.  So if you can bake it in advance!  You will not be disappointed. 

No baking is complete without this little man helping and eating the batter!  I love baking with him! 


Cassie said...

Oh my good gosh that looks delicious! I may be trying this soon...!

Nicole said...

You should! They are awesome!!!