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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

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These easy, delicious chocolate chip cheesecake bars are the perfect dessert for the whole family!
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  1. CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE BARS RECIPE
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE BARS RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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These decadent chocolate chip cheesecake bars are so easy to throw together and require only five ingredients. A chocolate chip cookie dough base is topped with creamy cheesecake filling and finished off with even more chocolate chips for a treat that will not disappoint.

For more amazing cookie bar recipes, check out our chocolate chip cookie bars and our five star bars.

CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE BARS RECIPE

You’ll need:

  • 1 roll of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (you can use your favorite kind for this!)
  • 1 package of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

PRO TIP:

For the creamiest cheesecake bars, make sure to use full-fat cream cheese.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

COOKIE DOUGH: There are plenty of cookie dough flavors available. These bars would be fun to experiment with different flavors for the base.

MIX-INS AND TOPPINGS: How about mixing in more chocolate chips with your cheesecake mixture? Or sprinkle a little bit of extra chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips on top.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE BARS RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F.

STEP TWO: Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

STEP THREE: Spread ½ of the cookie dough onto the bottom of the baking dish.

STEP FOUR: Press the cookie dough layer down firmly in the bottom of the pan.

STEP FIVE: In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy.

PRO TIP:

For best results, make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature, or it may leave lumps in the cream cheese mixture.

STEP SIX: Beat in the sugar until combined.

STEP SEVEN: Beat in the egg and vanilla until smooth.

STEP EIGHT: Pour this cheesecake batter on the top of the cookie dough.

STEP NINE: Spread cheesecake layer over the cookie base.

STEP TEN: Crumble the remaining cookie dough in an even layer over the top.

STEP ELEVEN: Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.

PRO TIP:

Try to keep an eye on it when it gets to the 30-minute mark and finish baking it to your liking! When the top cookie layer is starting to look lightly golden brown, you will know they are done!

STEP TWELVE: Remove from oven allow to cool.

STEP THIRTEEN: Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

HOW TO SERVE

Serve your yummy dessert bars on their own with a homemade pumpkin spice latte. For an even more indulgent treat, top a cookie bar with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a drizzle of hot fudge.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars in the refrigerator in an airtight container, to keep the cream cheese. Plus, I just think these bars taste amazing when they are chilled! Most of my baking dishes have lids that fit on them, so I just pop the lid on and put them in the fridge.

IN THE FREEZER: You can also freeze these cookie dough cheesecake bars for 3 months. Tightly cover the cheesecake in plastic wrap and then cover it in aluminum foil. Allow it to thaw before serving.

I’m a big fan of these chocolate chip cheesecake cookie bars. They are easy and quick to make. The cream cheese filling makes them so creamy and soft while the cookie crust bottom layer adds crunch and sweet flavor. I hope you’ll love them too!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make these ahead of time?

This great recipe is the perfect make-ahead recipe. Store your chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars in the fridge or freezer longer-term until you are ready to serve them.

Can I freeze these bars?

These delicious cheesecake bars can be frozen for up to three months.

Can I use a different flavor of cookie dough?

These would be fun bars to experiment with. Try different flavors of cookie dough to change up the flavor of your cheesecake bars.

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

5 from 5 votes
These easy, delicious chocolate chip cheesecake bars are the perfect dessert for the whole family!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 1 roll chocolate chip cookie dough refrigerated
  • 1 package cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Spread ½ of the cookie dough onto the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Press down firmly.
  • Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy with a stand mixer.
  • Beat the sugar until combined.
  • Beat the egg and vanilla until smooth.
  • Pour this filling on the top of the cookie dough.
  • Spread over the cookie base.
  • Crumble the rest the cookie dough over the top.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven allow to cool.
  • Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Notes

TIP: For the creamiest cheesecake bars, make sure to use full-fat cream cheese.
TIP: For best results, make sure your cream cheese is room temperature, or it may leave lumps in the cream cheese mixture.
TIP: Try to keep an eye on it when it gets to the 30-minute mark and finish baking it to your liking! When the top cookie layer is starting to look lightly golden brown, you will know they are done!

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Cindy Magee says

    5 stars
    Ooooo!!! I love these ideas! It’s inspired me to have a neighborhood kid party at my house! 🙂 I’m going to have to copy you. 🙂 Love the idea of decorating their own hot cocoa cups. PS The CCC bars look delicious!

  2. Glenda Avallon says

    Does the chocolate chip cheesecake bars take sugar top of page sHe 4 ingredients down further it says sugar but not on top of page?? Would like to make Thanks

    • Layne Kangas says

      Hi, Glenda – yes, there is half a cup of sugar in this recipe. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you can see/print the recipe card to make it easy to see everything in one spot. Enjoy!

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