Recipe courtesy of GOYA

Coconut Cheesecake Bars

We can't wait for you to try these spectacular Coconut Cheesecake Bars. The layers of flavor start with a crisp chocolate cookie crust, creamy coconut cheesecake, thanks to Coco GOYA® Cream of Coconut, and chewy toasted coconut. Easy and delicious, these cheesecake bars are a definite crowd pleaser!
  • Total: 5 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 4 hr
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 12 slices
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Ingredients

For the Crust: 

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for buttering pan.

1 pkg. (6.3 oz.) GOYA® Chocolate Maria Cookies

1/2 cup sugar

For the Cheesecake:

2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened

1 can (15 oz.) Coco GOYA® Cream of Coconut, stirred

1/8 tsp. salt

2 large eggs

1/2 tsp. GOYA® Vanilla Extract

3 cups shredded sweetened coconut

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9"x13" cake pan with foil so that 2" foil hangs over each side. Butter pan; set aside. In bowl of food processor, add Maria cookies and sugar; pulse until fine crumbs form, about 30 seconds. Add melted butter; pulse to evenly moisten crumbs. Transfer crumbs to prepared pan; using spatula or bottom of glass, press crumbs into even layer. Bake crust until lightly puffed and fragrant, 12-15 minutes; set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium mixing bowl, using electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, cream of coconut and salt on medium-high speed until well combined, 3-4 minutes. Reduce speed to low; beat in eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared pan. Evenly sprinkle coconut over top. Bake until edges of cheesecake is puffed but middle is barely set, 45 minutes. Cool cheesecake on cooling rack until room temperature. Chill in refrigerator, uncovered, until cold, at least 4 hours, or overnight. 
  4. To remove cheesecake from pan, lifting up foil handles; transfer to cutting board. Cut cheesecake into squares. Serve.
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