The Freshman Cook: Chocolate Marbled Strawberry Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars

When I first thought about making this recipe, I was making simple Banana Cheesecake Bars.  So how did I end up with Chocolate Marbled Strawberry Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars? It started with the sauce I made for the bananas. It is made with brown sugar, lemon juice, and bananas. So I added some cinnamon, but skipped the rum, and made it Bananas Foster. Then I saw some big, beautiful strawberries at the store, and thought about what a great combo they make with bananas, so I added them. Then I opened the pantry and found the milk chocolate bar I bought at Trader Joe’s and I thought about how great chocolate goes with strawberries and bananas, so I swirled the chocolate in and ended up with Chocolate Marbled Strawberry Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars! It’s a treat with a big name, and a big flavor to match! Chocolate Marbled Strawberry Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars

printable recipe Made in a 9×9 pan

3/4 cup Chocolate Graham Crackers~crushed

3/4 cup Nilla Wafers~crushed
1/4 cup Butter~melted
2 Bananas
1 tbl. Lemon Juice
2 tbl. Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
6 ounces Milk Chocolate~chopped
1/8 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2-8 ounce bars Cream Cheese~softened
2/3 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
3 teaspoon Corn Starch
3 Eggs
1/4 cup Torani Vanilla flavoring
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4-5 large Strawberries  Mix together the graham crackers, ‘nilla wafers, and butter.
 Pat crust evenly in to pan, and set aside.
Slice and chop the bananas. Add lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon to a small pot. 
Heat on low until sugar melts, and bananas become soft.
Start melting chocolate in a double boiler on low temperature.
Once chocolate melts, mix in the heavy whipping cream, for a smoother consistency. 
Mix together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the whipping cream, corn starch, eggs, flavoring and extract.
 Slice the strawberries and add them to the banana mix.
Add the strawberry banana mix to the cheesecake mix.  Add the entire mix to the pan, on top of the crust.
 Drizzle the melted chocolate on to the top of the cheesecake batter.
Swirl the chocolate into the batter, making a pretty design. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn oven temperature down to 200 degrees and bake for 1 hour, 15-20 minutes. Check to see if cake is done with a toothpick. The top should  not look shiny or wet anymore. Remove from oven and let cool. After cooling, remove from pan.
 Cut in to desired sizes for bars.
These will probably need to cool more after cutting. Place in the refrigerator for maximum flavor. ( to me, anyway!) 
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you try and enjoy these cheesecake bars with the big name and an even bigger flavor!

Here are few more cheesecake recipes you might enjoy!:

Have a great day!  

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