Easy Cheesecake Bars

Easy Cheesecake Bars. This no-fail cheesecake bar recipe is the perfect alternative to the classic dessert! In just 45 minutes you have perfect bars ready to serve! 

Easy Cheesecake Bars

The truth is I have made this recipe time and time again.

I have got a blueberry, strawberry, and salted caramel version on the site already, and it always seems to be my go-to whenever I need a quick dessert. I love classic cheesecake but it can be fickle and time consuming. These bars are basically no-fail.

They taste divine as is or can be jazzed up with your favorite topping! Try a spoonful of jam, pie filling, chocolate sauce, or even fresh fruit! You really cannot go wrong with these:

Baked Cheesecake Bars

Easy Cheesecake Bars

Everything starts with the crust. I use graham crackers with just a touch of cinnamon for a little twist. Press it into your pan and top with creamy filling.

After that you just bake and chill. These beauties cut and come out of the pan perfectly and are always a hit for parties or dinners.

Cheesecake Bar Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Graham Crackers
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Cream Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract

What to use in place of graham crackers for cheesecake:

While this recipe tastes incredible with a graham cracker crust, we have also been known to switch up the flavors by using other cookie types. Here are a few of our favorite varieties: 

  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  • Chocolate Wafer Cookies
  • Gingersnaps
  • Ice Cream Sugar Cones

Easy Cheesecake Bars

Easy Cheesecake Bars

How to make no-fail cheesecake bars:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mist a 9×9 square pan non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Stir the butter, graham crackers, flour, and 2 tablespoons of sugar together with a fork. Press into the bottom of you prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes or until light brown.
  3. Cream together the cream cheese and 2/3 cup sugar until combined and fluffy. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla to the bowl and slowly mix until fully incorporated. Pour over your warm crust,
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until the center looks like it has set. Cool until room temperature and refrigerate for at least 2 hours if not overnight.

Quick confession, sometimes when it is late at night, and one or two of these are still in the fridge, I indulge in a blueberry version. Put one tablespoon of frozen blueberries in a bowl, sprinkle with just a touch of sugar, and heat until warmed. Using the back of a spoon press on the berries to release some juice and pour over the top of one bar. It’s blueberry cheesecake bliss.

Easy Cheesecake Bars

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Easy Cheesecake Bars

How to freeze cheesecake bars:

These bars are so incredibly delicious. On the off hand you have too many leftover, you might consider freezing them! Frozen bars will last 3 months in the freezer. Here are the quick and easy freezing instructions. 

  1. Place cut and cooled bars on a baking tray. 
  2. Put the tray into the freezer and allow to chill for one hour, or until the bars are firm. 
  3. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap and place in either an air tight container or freezer safe zip top bag.
  4. Label and return to the freezer. 

Easy Cheesecake Bars

Easy Cheesecake Bars

Yield:
12 bars
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Chill Time:
1 hour
Total Time:
1 hour 50 minutes

Easy Cheesecake Bars. This no-fail cheesecake bar recipe is the perfect alternative to the classic dessert! In just 45 minutes you have perfect bars ready to serve! 

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mist a 9×9 square pan non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Stir the butter, graham crackers, flour, and 2 tablespoons of sugar together with a fork. Press into the bottom of you prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes or until light brown.
  3. Cream together the cream cheese and 2/3 cup sugar until combined and fluffy. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla to the bowl and slowly mix until fully incorporated. Pour over your warm crust,
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until the center looks like it has set. Cool until room temperature and refrigerate for at least 2 hours if not overnight.

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