Candy Bar Cheesecake Recipe {how to}


I have never been one to turn down a cheesecake !

The creamy smooth filling …… crunchy cookie crust…….usually drizzled with rich chocolate or caramel!

I’m usually a dense, rich, and creamy ‘New York Style’ cheesecake kind of girl………but I’m not afraid to plant my face in a light and fluffy cheesecake either! It just doesn’t get much better than cheesecake!

But make one? That scared me! I never had the right pan and the words ‘water bath method’ made me nervous.

But last fall I decided it was time to put my big girl panties on and try a cheesecake recipe.

I found a rich and creamy cheesecake that you team up with your favorite candy bars, for a decadent dessert that will please any cheesecake lover!

So here we go……..grab your aprons! It was so easy and fun I can’t wait to make more!

Candy Bar Cheesecake

Candy Bar Cheesecake Recipe

Candy Bar Cheesecake Recipe


  • 1-1/2 cups crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 25 cookies)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 20 Twix bars (fun-size) candy (or your favorite candy bar), unwrapped, cut into quarters (about 2 cups)


  1. Heat oven to 300°F. Spray 9-inch spring-form pan with cooking spray. To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack.
  2. In medium bowl, mix cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into bottom of springform pan.
  3. Open candy bars and cut each one into 3-4 pieces, set aside.
  4. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Stir in vanilla and candy bars. Pour over crust.
  5. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until edge of cheesecake is set at least 2 inches from edge of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Turn oven off; open door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  6. Just before serving, run small metal spatula around edge of pan; carefully remove side of pan. Drizzle with Chocolate Syrup and Caramel Syrup or topping. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cheesecake.


Cheesecake ingredients


This cheesecake wasn’t nearly as difficult as I expected and was like a bit of heaven on a plate!  I’m already searching for my next cheesecake recipe to try!

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32 Responses to “Candy Bar Cheesecake Recipe {how to}”

  1. Alia posted on May 16, 2011 at 7:01 am (#)

    Ooooooh! Looks really really good!


  2. Bediels & Co. (Jen) posted on May 16, 2011 at 8:08 am (#)

    Yummm. I’m not one to turn down cheesecake either! I really love any kind of cheesecake that is rich and dense too.
    I definitely have to try out your twix recipe!

  3. Shaina posted on May 16, 2011 at 8:14 am (#)

    Oh my, Cheryl. This looks just divine.

  4. megan @ whatmegansmaking posted on May 16, 2011 at 8:37 am (#)

    umm….yum!!! looks so good!

  5. Faith posted on May 16, 2011 at 9:07 am (#)

    WOW! That is a BEAUTIFUL photo of Cheesecake!! :)

  6. Paula posted on May 16, 2011 at 9:30 am (#)

    Your *big girl panties* fit perfectly! That’s one fabulous looking cheesecake.

  7. Jenny Flake posted on May 16, 2011 at 9:41 am (#)

    This sounds just perfect! LOVE cheesecake….especially with candy bars, mmmm!

  8. Leah at JustCallMeBlessed posted on May 16, 2011 at 9:51 am (#)

    OMG! I really want some cheesecake now! Looking at every one’s blogs is not good for my diet! lol! Thanks for sharing anyways! Have a blessed week!

  9. Darleen posted on May 16, 2011 at 10:08 am (#)

    Toblerone unbaked cheesecake is my favorite – my daughter prefers it frozen.

  10. Karly posted on May 16, 2011 at 10:19 am (#)

    Oh, I love cheesecake, but my husband? He’s just plain obsessed with the stuff. I have a feeling he’d go crazy over this recipe!

    I’m fairly new to your blog, Cheryl, but I have to say…I love it! Kristan (Cookbook Queen) introduced me and I’m so glad she did! :)

  11. alicia posted on May 16, 2011 at 10:25 am (#)

    Um, yum!!

  12. Lauren @ Keep It Sweet posted on May 16, 2011 at 11:04 am (#)

    I love cheesecake but add candy bars and I’ll love it even more! Recently I made a banana cheesecake that was delicious.

  13. Dana posted on May 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm (#)

    Ugh, you are soooo bad for my hips…. :)

  14. bridget {bake at 350} posted on May 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm (#)

    I love that cheesecake…and that picture!

  15. Erin @ Making Memories posted on May 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm (#)

    Oh my heck! This looks amazing! I wish I had a giant slice right now!!!

  16. sweetsugarbelle posted on May 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm (#)

    I’m not one to turn down dessert, PERIOD!

    It looks amazing!!!

  17. Ami w/AliLilly posted on May 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm (#)

    OH MAMA!!! This looks so delicious!! I just sent this to EVERYONE I know!!

  18. Robyn | Add a Pinch posted on May 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm (#)

    I think it’s illegal to turn down cheesecake. Isn’t that true?

  19. Madigan at madiganmade posted on May 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm (#)

    Ok, this sounds so yummy! I’m normally not a cheesecake lover (I know, don’t hate! I prefer chocolate any day…) but combining it with candy sounds right up my alley!

  20. Aimee @ Simple Bites posted on May 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm (#)

    I’m dying over here, Cheryl! We’re nuts about cheesecake and this one looks crazy good.

  21. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on May 16, 2011 at 10:06 pm (#)

    Ah Cheryl, what are you doing to me! I’m trying to be good and you’re tempting me with cheesecake! And those drizzles…*sigh*

  22. Tickled Red posted on May 16, 2011 at 11:54 pm (#)

    I simply can’t describe to you how big my grin is right now :) {shiver happy}

  23. SMITH BITES posted on May 17, 2011 at 9:41 am (#)

    you did just fine w/the big girl panties . . . terrific cheesecake!

  24. Hani @ craftionary posted on May 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm (#)

    I love cheesecake.. this looks so delicious.. I’m going to try this out..

  25. Amy @ A Little Nosh posted on May 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm (#)

    I love cheesecake but I had a traumatic experience at Thanksgiving when all my hard work fell on the floor when the springform pan fell apart as I was transferring to the fridge. I’m now terrified of cheesecake. LOL

  26. Sue posted on May 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm (#)

    I have always loved cheescake and this one sounds soooo good!

  27. Julie@JulieChats posted on May 18, 2011 at 10:59 am (#)

    YUM! Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Stopping by from Today’s Creative, so nice to “meet” you. …just signed up to check you out on FB too! Stop by when you get a chance…

  28. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies posted on May 19, 2011 at 10:29 am (#)

    Cheesecake is so fun to make! The first one I tried was a pumpkin cheesecake, and it was so much easier than I expected. So glad you tried it, Cheryl, because that looks like one terrific cheesecake!

  29. Nancy @SensitivePantry posted on May 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm (#)

    Yum! Need I say more?

  30. Avery posted on November 10, 2011 at 9:59 am (#)

    Yum! I’m trying that this weekend! I’ve never made cheesecake before either…do I put the pan inside the water bath or just on the oven rack above the bottom one that has the water bath? Thanks for your help!


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