White Chocolate and Lime Cheesecake Bars
- 7 oz high quality white chocolate (Lindt), chopped, plus white chocolate curls
- 27 chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1/2 C chilled whipping cream
- 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, room temp
- 3 T sugar
- 3 T fresh lime juice
- 1 T finely grated lime peel
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 150mins
Line 8x8x2 square baking pan with foil, extending over all sides. Stir chopped white chocolate in small metal bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from over water.
Finely grind cookies in processor. Add 2 T melted white chocolate and blend until mixture clumps together. Firmly press mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Chiull while making filling.
Beat whipping cream in medium bowl unti peaks form. Beat cream cheese, sugar, lime juice, and lime peel in large bowl until smooth. Beat in remaining melted white chocolate. Fold in whipped cream in 2 additions, spread over prepared crust. Chill until filling is slightly firm, at least 2 hours. Using foil as aid, lift cheesecake out of pan. Cut into 9 bars. Garnish with chocolate curle.