Photo: Kate Sears
Prep Time
25 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Serves 10

This layered dessert recipe starts with an Oreo crust, then a layer of chopped Snickers, then cheesecake batter and, finally, caramel sauce and peanuts. Creamy, sweet, and with a crunchy crust, this cheesecake is a dream dessert.

How to Make It

Step 1

Make crust: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mist a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Wrap bottom and sides with 2 large foil pieces. Pulse cookies in a food processor until crushed. Pulse in butter. Press into an even layer in pan. Bake until firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

Step 2

Make filling: Place a roasting pan filled with 1 inch hot water on oven's center rack. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar; beat for 1 minute. Beat in eggs. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl. Beat in vanilla, lemon juice and cornstarch.

Step 3

Sprinkle Snickers over crust. Pour batter into pan; place in water bath. Bake until cake is set around edges but still jiggles in center, about 55 minutes.

Step 4

Remove cake from roasting pan; remove foil. Place cake on a rack to cool. Cover and chill until firm, 4 hours or up to 1 day. When ready to serve, drizzle top with caramel sauce and top with chopped peanuts, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

mrsJEsgar's Review

September 14, 2011
The thought of this cheesecake was enough for me to venture down the road of making my first cheesecake from scratch. It turned out absolutely wonderful. I have passed the recipe along to family and friends. Thank you for a great recipe!

November 21, 2015
Please don't rate a recipe you haven't made yet.  It's totally inaccurate.

sjr1016a's Review

January 28, 2014
I'm going to make this for my hubby as part of my Valentine's Day meal this year. He absolutely loves snicker bars and cheesecake!

Snowberry's Review

February 28, 2013
Really easy to make and it looks gorgeous and like it took ages!!!

gwenshar's Review

November 10, 2011
Gorgeous, delicious and easy to make cheesecake. What could be better!!!

GayleMarie33's Review

November 03, 2011

sophiemae's Review

November 25, 2013
This cheesecake was AWESOME!!! I followed the directions to a T. I highly recommend it to everyone but LJacoby who made a dumb comment and rated a recipe s/he did not make. No cheesecake for you!

elainedthomas's Review

April 20, 2012

Lovetobake123's Review

October 26, 2012

LJacoby's Review

November 03, 2011
I haven't made this cheesecake, but does it strike anyone else as a little silly to buy a bag of Oreos (not to mention the pound and a half of cream cheese) just so you can use up three "leftover" Snickers bars after Halloween?