But… not really. Because one bite into a slice of this Snickers Cheesecake and you will have been sent to heaven and back.
It pretty much looks as outrageous as it tastes and is a showstopper at any get together. Make it for your family and they will adore you (and maybe hate you a little at the same time).
Snickers Cheesecake Recipe Tips
Oreo Cookie Crust
Use standard Oreo cookies for the crust, filling included. Since we’re using a springform pan, I always like to place my cheesecake on a rimmed baking sheet before baking just in case any butter seeps out of the cracks of the pan. That way you don’t end up with butter burning on the bottom of your oven. I would do this even if your pan says it’s “leakproof,” because that’s usually not 100% true.
Be sure to use high quality full-fat bricks of cream cheese. It really makes a difference! And whatever you don’t, don’t use cream cheese that’s for spreading on a bagel.
The cream cheese should be completely room temperature. If it’s too cold, it won’t mix thoroughly and you’ll end up with little bits and pockets of unblended cream cheese. For best results, make sure your eggs are room temperature too!
Baking Cheesecake without a Water Bath
There is no water bath required for this recipe! I decided to skip that hassle because even if some cracks form, we’re covering the cheesecake with thick chocolate ganache which will hide any imperfections. If you want more tips for baking cheesecake without cracks, check out my free Ultimate Cheesecake Guide.
When it comes to cheesecake, it’s always better to err on the side of underbaking than over-baking. The edges should be set and dry, but if the center is still slightly wobbly or jiggly that’s fine. The residual heat will continue to cook the cheesecake even once it’s removed from the oven.
In my online baking class The Magic of Baking, I go in-depth in this concept and others so that you can know with confidence when something is truly done.
Serving & Storing Cheesecake
The hardest part of this recipe is that you must let it chill for 4 hours before you even think of slicing and serving it! I usually like to let it chill overnight, just to make sure it’s completely set and I’m able to cut clean slices.
Store the cheesecake in the fridge for up to 2 days.