Coconut Cheesecake Bars

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Ingredients

  • For the Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Coconut Cheesecake Bars:
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs + 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream (the thick variety!)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups finely shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • For the Coconut Mousse:
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut cream (the thick variety)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 4 ounces full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • toasted coconut, for garnish






Instructions

  1. For the Graham Cracker Crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing two of the sides to overlap (you want an overhang of at least 2-inches on two sides) and spray lightly with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter and, using a rubber spatula, mix well to combine. Press the mixture into the bottom - and slightly up the sides - of the prepared pan.
  4. Bake the crust in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and set aside on a cooling rack until needed.
  5. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees (F).
  6. For the Coconut Cheesecake Bars:
  7. In the body of a high power blender, food processor, stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand held electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sour cream until completely smooth.
  8. Add sugar and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Add in the eggs and yolks and beat until combined.
  9. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the coconut extract and coconut cream. Fold in the shredded coconut, mixing just until combined.
  10. Pour filling on top of prepared crust, and spread evenly.
  11. Check to ensure your oven has cooled to 325°F, then place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges have set and the middle is still a little jiggly. The cheesecake bars will firm up a lot as they cool.
  12. Remove the bars from the oven, and cool at room temperature for one hour. Then refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  13. When you're ready to serve: use the foil overhang to lift the cheesecake bars from the pan and transfer them to a cutting board. Top with coconut cream, then, using a large, sharp knife, slice the slab into squares, wiping the knife clean with a damp cloth between slices. Serve at once.
  14. For the Coconut Mousse:
  15. Add heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, coconut cream, and coconut extract to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  16. Set whipped cream aside. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until completely smooth.
  17. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese, stirring until well combined.
  18. Remove cheesecake from the pan, then top with the mousse.
  19. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and serve!



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