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Three Layer Cheesecake Squares


51 Min.
43 Min.
Skill Level:
16 squares

This impressive Three Layer Cheesecake Squares recipe is bursting with flavor. Picture the layers from bottom to top: A chocolate crumb crust made of crushed vanilla wafers, HERSHEY'S Cocoa, butter and sugar creates a crunchy and rich foundation. A layer of tangy cheesecake flavored with tangy cream cheese keeps these Three Layer Cheesecake Squares extra-moist. And don't forget the sweet drizzle made of melted chocolate and peanut butter chips. The contrasting layers are truly impressive!

For another sweet treat in bar form, check out these Butter Toffee Cheesecake Bars that are equal parts moist, nutty, creamy and delicious.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
43 minutes
Bake Time
51 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours
Chill Time
3 hours


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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
9-inch square pan 9-inch square pan
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
bowls bowls
wire rack wire rack
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending edges over pan sides; grease lightly. Prepare Chocolate Crumb Crust.


Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Gradually add eggs, sour cream, flour and vanilla; beat well. Stir 1-1/3 cups batter into melted peanut butter chips; pour into prepared crust. Stir 1-1/3 cups batter into melted chocolate chips; carefully spoon over peanut butter layer. Stir remaining melted batter into melted white creme chips; carefully spoon over chocolate layer.


Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until almost set. Cool completely on wire rack.


Prepare Three Layer Drizzle. Drizzle, one flavor at a time, over cheesecake. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until drizzle is firm. Use foil to lift cheesecake out of pan; cut into squares. Garnish as desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake.

Chocolate Crumb Crust:

Heat conventional oven to 350°F. Combine 1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 45 wafers, crushed), 6 tablespoons powdered sugar, 6 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa and 6 tablespoons melted butter or margarine. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 8 minutes; cool slightly.

Three Layer Drizzle:

Heat 1 tablespoon REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips with 1/2 teaspoon shortening, stirring until smooth. Heat 1 tablespoon HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips with 1/2 teaspoon shortening, stirring until smooth. Heat 1 tablespoon HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips with 1/2 teaspoon shortening, stirring until smooth.

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