Friday, November 11, 2011

Louisiana Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

24 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup  butter, melted
6 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
3 pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp.  vanilla
3 eggs
1 Tbsp.  red food coloring
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
MIX cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
MELT 4 chocolate squares as directed on package; place in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended. Remove 2 cups batter; mix with melted chocolate and food coloring. Carefully spread over crust; cover with remaining plain batter.
BAKE 26 to 28 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Melt remaining chocolate; drizzle over dessert. Refrigerate 4 hours.

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