Stacked with flavor, Oreo Funfetti Cheesecake Bars are a homemade treat ready in half the time of regular cheesecake. The creamy, funfetti-sprinkled filling sits atop an ultra-thick Oreo crust and is finished with extra Oreo cookies for a dessert that combines two classic favorites in one delicious indulgence.
There’s often more tension in my kitchen than the Middle East. The latest conflict to ensue was over the proper thickness of a pork chop. I’m not kidding. Married couples certainly bicker about a lot of strange things, in our house that includes pig meat.
Sad but true, my husband picked a fight with me about pork chops, insisting that the thin and flimsy cuts from his childhood were universally preferred over anything measurable with a ruler. His logic was that if Waffle House serves their pork chops thinly sliced then the whole world should follow suit.
It’s hard to argue with the culinary wisdom of Waffle House, but I did it anyway.
If I had anything to say about it, and I most certainly did, our dinner menu wasn’t going to include scrawny, roadside diner pork chops. I insisted upon thick, steakhouse-sized chops. It didn’t matter if they were cut by a butcher or Edward Scissorhands as long as they were porterhouse pork thick.
As opposed to thin chops that can’t even be cut with a Ginzu without bending the damn blade.
Our swine battle raged on, but what should’ve been an easy victory for me ended up a loss on all fronts. My husband made his tissue-paper thin pork chops out of spite then overcooked them to a second death. In fact, the first bite was literally tough enough to brake a bracket on my son’s braces.
If you’re keeping score in this marital spat, I didn’t get what I wanted for dinner, I didn’t get my way, but you can be damn sure I got the last word–which is the ultimate win for most women, including me.
Since dinner was an inedible disaster, I vowed to make up for it with dessert. With a fresh package of Oreos in the pantry and two blocks of cream cheese in the refrigerator the choice was between cookies and cheesecake.
In brief, I chose both.
Together with the funfetti sprinkles I had left over from the 4th of July, it made for the ultimate dessert trifecta. God bless America, and these Oreo Funfetti Cheesecake Bars, because this treat–homemade from top to bottom–comes together in half the time of regular cheesecake.
Easy to make and hard to resist, you can’t go wrong with this cool and creamy recipe. Sprinkled with funfetti, the cheesecake filling sits atop an ultra-thick Oreo crust and is finished with extra Oreo cookies for a dessert that combines two classic favorites in one delicious indulgence.
Oreo Funfetti Cheesecake Bars are a masterful mashup that will make everyone ask for more, so be sure to double up on your next batch.