Recipe Blogroll Review: Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars are Amazing and Help You Make Friends

Tuesday, January 26

Currently Listening to "Once Was Love," Ingrid Michaelson.

EVERYONE loved these cheesecake bars.

Seriously. EVERYONE.

But wait-- before I get into that-- a quick birthday shoutout.

 Happy Birthday to Tom!
Tom and My Mom
Tom and my Mom

My step-dad's birthday was this weekend. We're having family game night tonight to celebrate. :)


Ok, more about the cheesecake bars. You really need to make them!

It's such an impressive dessert to say. Just imagine:

Me: Anyone feel like dessert?
Friends: Sure, what do you have?
Me: Oh, [wave of hand], just some homemade Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars... you interested?
::cue the droooolllllling::

My boyfriend and I don't eat sweets much, but we were in love. My step-mom isn't a coffee person, but she enjoyed them. And, most importantly, my morning cup of coffee and these cheesecake bars snuggled together nicely... but even those two were no match for this dessert and a late-night glass of red wine... mmm...

they're definitely all gone. lol. only took a couple days.

anyway, on to the review!

Recipe Blogroll graphic

Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars:
Posted by My Tasty Treasures
My Tasty Treasures' Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars
(Pic by My Tasty Treasures)

Meal: (what did I serve this with?)
Best served with a glass of milk, a digestif, or a hot cup of coffee

Recipe Difficulty: (how hard was this to cook?)
2 / 5

Recipe Quality: (how well was the recipe written?)
5 / 5
*LOVE the pictures :)

Dish Deliciousness: (did it taste great?)
5 / 5

Number of cooking mistakes: (how many times did I mess up??)
2 mistakes total (one wasn't really mine!):

  1. I almost forgot the vanilla
  2. Matt put some in a tupperware that touched the top of the bars... no good. Immediately rips the topping off and they look kind of weird. They still taste good, though :)
Repeat Likelihood: (will I try to make it again?)
5 / 5

The Story:

I think that how you choose to make these depends on your schedule.  The cream cheese needs to be room temperature, and my Mom always told me that whenever baking, it's helpful to have most the items around the same temperature.  So I also left the egg on the counter so it would be room temperature as well.

Here's another tip from My Mom:

When whipping ingredients together for a fluffy effect, it helps to use a cold, metal mixing bowl.  Put your metal mixing bowl in the freezer for a little bit before mixing, and you'll be surprised by the difference it makes!
So here's what I did to fit this baking adventure into my schedule...

My method:
  • Bake the crust bottom at night; leave the rest of the ingredients out on the counter to reach room-temp and let the crust cool on the counter
  • In the morning, make the cream cheese filling and when finished, cool in the fridge
  • Come home for lunch and make the whipped topping!
  • YUM by dinnertime!!!
It worked out well and really ended up not taking much time at all.

And I can't stress this enough-- they were so good.



Everyone-- thank you.  Your sweet comments about my embarrassing, gross cooking mistake were really nice.

Healthy Delicious pointed out-- she uses organic chicken, and mine were probably huge in comparison.  I should have realized! But hey, another lesson in cooking :)

And the recipe was still good! I'll just do better next time.

I loved the idea that Stephanie and Jenn@SlimShoppin shared-- a meat timer. Definitely investing :) Thanks again, everyone!


Thanks to Krysten over at After I Do for passing on the fabulous GLOB Award!

GLOB, you say? Yup!

GLOB Award means Gorgeous Ladies of Blogging

I wanted to pass this one on to my blog friend Ace

I've followed Ace's blog since... probably since I started blogging... and I recently read a post of hers that I thought was so inspiring and exciting. It's all about her new outlook on working out and being healthy. Anyway, you can read it here.

and Ace, here's the GLOB award for you!

Thanks again, Krysten!


Also, thanks again for this blog award, Nikolett!

Wanted to pass that one on as well:

Krysten over at After I Do
Iva at Iva Messy
Stephanie at Les Jou Jou
Ali at The Way I See It

Happy Blog Awards, everyone!


Alright, back to homework. Matt, if you're reading this, I swear I read for class before I started this blog post :) (I'm always telling him I have such a busy day, and then he sees an update on my blog. lol)

Your missing-the-cheesecake-bars,
loving-our-sunny-weather, been-23-for-a-month!,
New Girl Blogger


Ace on January 26, 2010 at 9:31 AM said...

OMG! That award totally took me by surprise! Thank you so much!

And you are not a lazy blogger. I'm a little obsessive about mine and really wish I could slow down. I feel the need to have something posted every single day and by doing that feel like I'm not as quality now as I am quantity. Need to find a good balance.

Anyway, thanks again!

thegamerswife on January 26, 2010 at 9:36 AM said...

Ahhh cheesecake bars! Another recipe that I'm going to have to try!! :)

green ink on January 26, 2010 at 10:10 AM said...

Cheesecake bars?! Yum! Might have to wait until my dairy free month is over :) xx

Samantha on January 26, 2010 at 11:38 AM said...

Mmmm... those tiramisu cheesecake bars look SO good! From your review of them, I just might have to make them sometime soon!

Kris on January 26, 2010 at 12:50 PM said...

Congrats on the awards, and those cheesecake bars look fabulous!

The Duo Dishes on January 26, 2010 at 3:46 PM said...

Donna has so many awesome recipes on her site! Gotta try one.

Ali on January 26, 2010 at 6:05 PM said...

Thanks for the award, missy! Love it.

And cannot WAIT to make these cheesecake bars. OMG, drool.

Notes From the Grove on January 26, 2010 at 11:32 PM said...

Your mom looks SO YOUNG! Wow. I thought she was just your girlfriend at first, lol.

Mmmmm...tirimisu cheesecake bars? Sign me up!

Post Grad Hair Cut on January 26, 2010 at 11:49 PM said...

Oh my goodness that recipe sounds to die for!

Kim on January 27, 2010 at 12:46 AM said...

Hahaha. Not going to lie, my favorite part was you telling Matt that you did, in fact, do your homework, haha. Love it.

Miss you!!!!!

Renee on January 27, 2010 at 11:58 AM said...

SO trying this one this weekend! Thank you!

Iva on January 27, 2010 at 1:34 PM said...

Happy Birthday Tom!!!

you are so super sweet!!Congratulations on your award!! ...and thank you so very much for passing it on to me too!! ;)

xoxoKrysten on January 27, 2010 at 9:50 PM said...

You're welcome lady and THANK YOU! Oh my gosh, your post made me HUNGRY! Mmmm. If you ever want to come over here and make me food feel free =-)

Kym on January 28, 2010 at 3:14 PM said...

what the heck!??!?! i didn't even know there was such a thing as tiramisu cheesecake bars!!!! the name alone makes me drool!!!! *yum* one of these days i'll have to try it!

Samantha on January 29, 2010 at 12:50 PM said...

p.s. I have an award for you on my blog! :)

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