Caramel Milky Way Cheesecake Bars

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Any dessert that includes caramel, candy bars and cheesecake is sure to be a winner. We can testify to that! Caramel Milky Way Cheesecake Bars from Inside BruCrew Life are knock-your-socks-off decadent, but simple enough that even a novice baker can make them.

Official baking season doesn’t start until late fall, but summer time often serves as a warm up to baking season….especially in the south where the heat drives us indoors to the comfort of the air conditioning. There’s no better way to spend those days that are too hot to spend outdoors than to bake up some new recipes.

Our baking brains have been on overload as we’ve researched and Pinterest-ed dozens of recipes that we want to try, and these Caramel Milky Way Cheesecake Bars definitely made the list. How could they not? A cookie layer filled with chopped Milky Way candy bars and graham crackers topped with a layer of fluffy cheesecake and another cookie crumble layer? Yes, please! What sends this dessert over the top is the caramel and chocolate that is drizzled over the cooled bars before serving.

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For the Cookie Layer

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 cups chopped Milky Way candy bars (I used the Caramel Apple ones)

For the Cheesecake Layer
1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
2 Tablespoons flour

For the Topping
4 ounces caramel candies (about 14 squares)

2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1Tablespoon heavy cream

Get detailed instructions here.