Golden Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Golden Oreo Cheesecake Bars

28 Golden Oreo Cookies, divided 18 and 10
3 Tbsp. melted butter
20-24 wrapped caramels (or a 5.5 oz. bag)
1 Tbsp. water
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Marshmallow Fluff


Preheat to 350.
Crush 18 Golden Oreos (cream and all) in a ziplock bag (or food processor) until they are a fine crumb. 
Pour crumbs into a 9" square pan.  Add 3 Tbsp. melted butter and combine using your fingers.  Press firmly into the bottom of the pan to create a crust.
Bake crust for 10 minutes or until golden and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
While crust is cooling unwrap your caramels and put into a microwave safe bowl with 1 Tbsp. of water. Set aside
 Now coarsely chop the remaining 10 Oreos. Set these aside as well.
With mixer beat the softened cream cheese and Marshmallow Fluff on medium speed until combined and smooth, scraping down the sides half way through.
Add your egg and beat for approx 30 seconds on medium until incorporated.
Stir in your chopped Oreos.
Pour this batter into the prepared crust.
Now, microwave your caramels and water for 1 minute on high heat, stirring once after 30 seconds.
When melted drop by spoonfuls onto the batter.
Using a knife, swirl the caramel into the cream cheese batter.
Bake 20-25 minutes until center is set.
Cool for 20 minutes on wire rack and then transfer to refrigerator for 4 -24 hours.
Cut into squares when completely cooled.

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