Snickers Cheesecake

Snickers Cheesecake is a vanilla cheesecake full of chopped Snickers bars, layered with chocolate & caramel sauce and nestled in an Oreo crust. It’s an amazing thick, creamy and gooey treat!

Snickers Cheesecake on a white plate

Snickers Cheesecake slice on a white plate

Snickers Cheesecake

I am completely in love with this cheesecake. It is all of my Snickers dreams come true. And it’s also the perfect way to celebrate National Cheesecake Day!

Did you know that National Cheesecake Day is actually a thing? Well it is! There’s actually a bajillion holidays dedicated to different foods. Clearly these are the kind of holidays we should get a day off for. How else will we overindulge in cheesecake?

Of course if overindulgence is your thing, you’re in the right place. I pretty much love anything that is over the top. And to celebrate today, a bunch of us bloggers are posting cheesecake, so if you want to check them out, scroll to the bottom of the post. There’s quite a few, which equals some serious indulgence.

Snickers Cheesecake on a white plate

So as of Monday, the hubs has started working with a personal trainer. They have decided to trade personal training for tennis lessons.

The hubs wants to really work on building his strength and this trainer is going to work not on making him bulky, but on making him lean and strong. Certainly there’s no body fat on him to lose.

In fact, back in the day (high school) I worked at a women’s gym for a short while with my mom. The hubs (who wasn’t the hubs yet, we were 17) came to visit and my mom thought it’d be fun to see what his body fat percentage was with the little contraption we had.

Snickers Cheesecake slice on a white plate
Overhead view of Snickers Cheesecake slice on a white plate

So she put in all the things it asked for like height, weight, etc and gave him the thingy to hold onto. It did it’s thing and then gave us his reading:

“ERR”

The guy has so little body fat, the machine thing thought it was an error. And he hasn’t changed a bit.

I guess I’m going to have to get motivated. He’s really going to make me look bad. I mean, he literally worked so hard the first day that he threw up. Twice.

I think the only kind of workout I’d do that might make me throw up is the one required to lift cake to my mouth. And even then, getting to the point of throwing up…no. Just…no.

Overhead view of a Snickers Cheesecake
Snickers Cheesecake with a couple slices removed

However, he has been making breakfast in the mornings to make sure he’s ready for his workouts. I’ve been getting in on that action and I’m kinda diggin’ it.

Just like I dug my fork right into this cheesecake.

You guys.

This cheesecake tops the ridiculousness scale for me. So stinkin’ good.

Snickers Cheesecake slice on a white plate

The way the chocolate and caramel sauce gets baked into it leaves a pretty spectacular gooeyness throughout most of the cheesecake. The texture of it with the creamy, thick cheesecake is pure heaven.

Add to that the crunch from the peanuts in the chopped Snickers and you might as well admit defeat. This cheesecake will win you over.

I brought a good bit of it home with me last weekend and I thought my brother was going to fight anyone that tried to take a few bites from him.

As we were packing up to leave, he was shoveling into his mouth like he couldn’t breathe without it. Once I told him I wasn’t taking it with me and he didn’t have to eat it all at once, he relaxed. But it’s that good.

Snickers Cheesecake slice on a white plate

I started with my same cheesecake base that I’ve used in my other recipes, so if you’ve made those, this one will be a breeze.

I’ve actually come to love making cheesecake. I’ve always loved eating it, but making it seemed scary. Once I played around with it while making my Banana Pudding Cheesecake, I got hooked. Once you get past the fear of it and using a water bath, it really is so simple to make. And so easy to change up and make fun variations.

So get ready. There’ll be more coming your way. But in the meantime, make this one. You won’t regret it.

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Recipe

Snickers Cheesecake

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Snickers Cheesecake is a vanilla cheesecake full of chopped Snickers bars, layered with chocolate & caramel sauce and nestled in an Oreo crust. It’s an amazing thick, creamy and gooey treat!


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Ingredients

CRUST

  • 2 cups Oreo crumbs
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted

CHEESECAKE FILLING 

  • 24 ounces packages of cream cheese, room temperature (three 8 ounce packages)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3035 mini snickers bars, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sauce
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce

TOPPING


Instructions

CRUST

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a small bowl, combine crust ingredients and mix well.
3. Press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper in the bottom.
4. Bake crust for 10 minutes then remove.
5. Cover the outsides of the pan with aluminum foil so that water from the water bath cannot get in, and set aside.

CHEESECAKE FILLING

1. Reduce oven to 300 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese, sugar and flour with an electric mixer until combined (Use low speed to keep less air from getting into the batter, which can cause cracks). Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
3. Add eggs one at a time, beating slowly and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.
4. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until well combined.
5. Gently stir in the chopped Snickers.
6. Add about half of the filling to the springform pan.
7. Pour the chocolate and caramel sauce on top of the filling. Then, use an offset spatula to swirl the sauces into the filling.
7. Pour the remaining cheesecake filling into the pan and again use the offset spatula to swirl around the chocolate and caramel sauces.
8. Drop the cheesecake on the counter a few times to release air bubbles that can cause cracks.
9. Place springform pan inside another pan. Fill outside pan with enough warm water to go about halfway up the sides of the springform pan. The water should not go above the top edge of the aluminum foil on the springform pan.
10. Bake for 1 hour and 35-40 minutes.
11. Turn off heat and leave cheesecake in oven with door closed for 20 minutes.
12. Crack oven door and leave the cheesecake in the oven for another 20 minutes or until set. This cooling process helps the cheesecake cool slowly to prevent cracks.
13. Remove cheesecake from oven and chill.
14. Remove springform pan sides from cheesecake and top with additional chocolate and caramel sauce, chopped mini Snickers and whipped cream.

Notes

I used an entire 19.50 oz bag of mini Snickers. After adding about 35 chopped mini Snickers to the cheesecake, I used the remainder for the top of the cheesecake. You could get by with less Snickers if you don’t add as much to the top.

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Enjoy!

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138 Comments
  1. Robin Santobuono

    What is the idea behind the water bath? What do you do if you aren’t able to do the water bath? I’m planning on making this today for Christmas dinner tomorrow…
    Merry Christmas

    1. Lindsay

      The water bath keeps more moisture in the oven while the cheesecake bakes and it helps it not crack, keeps it from over browning and helps it not fall in the center after it cools. Some people will just put a separate pan of water below the cheesecake in the oven and say that works just fine too.

  2. Lisa

    Oh my! This looks so delicious and I’m so tempted to make it for my husbands birthday! We are only a family of 4, would this still come out as good if I cut the recipe in half and made a smaller cheesecake? Also, how would you recommend storing it after? 

    1. Lindsay

      Yes, it should be fine as a smaller cheesecake. I would store it covered in the fridge. It should be fine for about 4-5 days.

  3. Mary

    I put it in the water bath but unfortunately water leaked in through the tin foil at the bottom and it’s rising to the top. I haven’t baked it yet. Is there any way I can save the cheesecake? 

  4. Mehmet

    I am not a cheese cake fan normally. Not my type of taste somehow but tried with this one, result was amazing. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Liz

    If I am using already made crust do I still have to put it in water when I put the filling inside. Basically do all the rules still apply.

  6. Kate Conway

    This Snickers Cheesecake was the first cheesecake I ever made. Being it was my first I really didn’t know how it would turn out. I followed Lindsay’s directions and low & behold – it came out perfect! It took me a long time to prep but it was so worth it. I made it for Thanksgiving and my family loved every single bite. Give it a try – you won’t be sorry! Thanks Lindsay!!

  7. Fjona

    Hi Lindsay! I’ll accuse you of turning me into a Snicker-bar addict. I never understood or liked Snicker bars but then I made this recipe for my boy (huge Snickers and pineapple pie spice fan) and he’s gone crazy. I tried a little (of my own partial creation, you may say, right?) and I got where he was coming from. The cake was delicious, dear, and it’s one of the best I have made so far. I am not a bakery specialist but this just gave me more spirit to try harder. Great one!

  8. Chantalle

    Hi lindsay. I’m from the netherlands and I discoverd your website. Everything looks amazing and so yummy. You have a great blog. I want to make this snickers cheesecake, but I don’t have a pan large enough for my springform. I read in the comments that the bake time is 60 minutes? Do I need the aluminium foil without the waterbath? And the chill time do you mean in the fridge? Thank you for sharing these wonderfull recipes. Chantalle

    1. Lindsay

      If you aren’t doing a waterbath, you won’t need to wrap it in foil. And yes, chill time is in the fridge. I hope you enjoy it!

  9. April

    I am able to see pictures and read your story, but I am unable to view or click any type of recipe for this snickers cheesecake. Please help I’d like to make this cake this afternoon!

    1. Lindsay

      Hi April, I redesigned my site yesterday and it seems to have caused some issues with recipes displaying on mobile. We are currently working on it. If you can view it on a computer, you should be able to see it. Sorry for the inconvenience!

      1. April

        Lindsay, I opened it on my computer and was able to view the recipe! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.. the crust is in the oven as we speak! Hope it turns out as delicious as yours looks! 🙂

  10. Diana

    I’m making this now and need help!!! I can’t find a pan that fits a 9 inch spring pan for the water bath!!! What do I do?!?! My crust is already made in the spring pan! Please help!!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      If you don’t have a pan that’s big enough for a water bath, you don’t have to use one. Using them helps you get a nice, evenly baked cheesecake. Without it, you probably notice the center of the cheesecake fall when it cools. It shouldn’t effect it too much, except for cosmetically. You will want to reduce the bake time though. I’d check it after an hour and then go from there. You might need a little more time, but not as much as with a water bath. I hope that helps!

  11. Next Level Fitness

    Talk about chocolate and caramel overload. This is a awesome recipe and I just can’t wait to try it. As I was scrolling down, reading and looking at the pictures, I just can’t stop myself from drooling. Keep me updated! Thank you!

  12. lisa

    I’ve made something similar for years…my recipe is slightly different, in that I put peanut butter in the cheesecake part of the pie…I used to have to make it every Wednesday for church dessert night!

  13. Jocelyn@BruCrew Life

    I can’t get over how divine your cheesecake looks!! Seriously, want to make and ship me one?! Hehe!

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    Best.Cheesecake. EVER. Holy crap Lindsay! My sweet tooth started aching as soon as I saw this masterpiece 🙂 LOVE it! Pinned!

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  17. holly waterfall

    Lindsay, you are seriously amazing. I look at these photos and can’t believe they’re REAL life. They’re absolutely perfect, and I just want to dig in with a fork right now!
    Oh, and I can completely relate to the spouse with 0% body fat. My wife eats pretty much whatever she wants with no consequence. SO lucky!

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