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Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake Bars – Delicious layered bars with a sugar cookie crust, cheesecake filling, and a crumb topping. Perfect for cheesecake fans!

Cheesecake Bars

We are BIG cheesecake fans at my house. Whether it is a new york style cheesecake, no bake cheesecake, or even cheesecake mousse, it will be a huge hit. One of our favorite cheesecake recipes are these cheesecake bars. I make them for every christmas cookie tray during the holidays!

The recipe makes about 12 servings and they last about 2-3 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Start to finish, you need about 40 minutes.

These cheesecake bars are so amazing! The bottom is a sugar cookie crust and then it is topped with cheesecake filling and crumb topping.  Really, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Common Questions About Making Cheesecake Bars

What are cheesecake bars?

Cheesecake bars are a baked dessert made with a sugar cookie crust and a homemade cheesecake filling with a crumb topping through it.

What should I do if my cheesecake filling is lumpy?

The best way to avoid a lumpy filling is to make sure that the cream cheese is softened to room temperature.  Otherwise, it can clump a bit.

Can I freeze cheesecake bars?

Yes! Just make sure to fully defrost before eating.

What can I serve with these cheesecake bars?

I love having a bowl of vanilla or chocolate ice cream with cheesecake bars.

What other cheesecake bars can I make?

There are so many great varieties of cheesecake bars! Some favorite are –

Looking for more cheesecake recipes? Check these out!

Yield: 12 Servings

Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake Bars - Delicious layered bars with a sugar cookie crust, cheesecake filling, and a crumb topping. Perfect for cheesecake fans!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in walnuts and flour and mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Transfer all but 1/2 cup to the bottom of a 9x13" pan and press it evenly on the bottom.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until it has lightly browned.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat together sugar and cream cheese until smooth.  Add in eggs, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.  Beat until combined.
  6. Spread cheesecake filling on top of the crust and sprinkle the crumb topping on top.  Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Cool before cutting the bars.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 7g

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Michaela Kenkel

Thursday 6th of December 2018

I could sink my teeth into one of these right now! You can bet anything with the word cheesecake is going right to the top of my must make list!

Lori Vachon

Monday 3rd of December 2018

You know how much I love cheesecake, so I'm drooling over here! Gorgeous dessert!!!

Jennifer Stewart

Monday 3rd of December 2018

Cheesecake bars are making me drool right now! I could devour an entire tray!!


Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Oh wow, these cheesecake bars sound like the perfect treat! Each layer is simple enough to make and tasty! Thanks for sharing this! Going on the must make list

Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertime Dish

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

These bars look and sound SO incredible!

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