• Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

    filed under: Cheesecakes on August 21, 2017

    The amazing flavors of chocolate chip cookie and cheesecake join perfectly in these easy peasy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars!   Melt-in-your-mouth amazingness!

    Try making these bars for an event for work friends… I promise they will be begging you for the recipe!Melt-in-your-mouth amazingness! Next time you are craving chocolate and cheesecake, you have to give these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars a try! Melt-in-your-mouth amazingness!

    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars



        Chocolate Chip Cookie

        • 1 c granulated sugar
        • 1/2 c packed brown sugar
        • 1 c (2 sticks or 226g) butter, softened
        • 1 pkg (12 ounces or 2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
        • 1 tsp. vanilla
        • 1 egg
        • 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
        • 1 tsp. baking soda
        • 1/2 tsp. salt

        Cheesecake Filling

        • 2 pkg (16 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
        • 1 c granulated sugar
        • 2 eggs, room temperature


        1. Heat oven to 350°F.
        2. In a medium bowl combine the granulated and brown sugar, 2 sticks butter and beat until incorporated.
        3. Add in 1 teaspoon vanilla and egg and mix until combined.
        4. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and add to the wet ingredients. Stir chocolate chips in by hand.
        5. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth.
        6. In ungreased 9- or 8-inch square pan, break up half of cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of the pan to form crust. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough. Crumble and sprinkle remaining half of dough over cream cheese mixture.
        7. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.

        Recipe adapted from Chocolate Chip Coconut Cheesecake Bars.

        Photography by Tornadough Alli

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        Looks so delicious. can’t wait to make it and dig into it.

        Was really excited to try this recipe, but the bars turned out not at all like the picture. The amount of chocolate chip cookie dough seems fine, but there is WAY too much cheesecake filling. It took forever to cook this and puffed up like crazy. Should it only be one bar of cream cheese?

          Oh no! So very sorry. I wanted a really thick layer of cheesecake filling so I doubled the original recipe. I could not figure out why (in the original recipe) they called for 1 package but it looked so thick…) However, I did not run into any issues when baking. So sorry that it didn’t turn out perfect for you! 🙁

            If you make it too thick, they would not be called’Bars’

        The recipe doesn’t indicate when to add the chocolate chips! I added them after combining the wet and dry ingredients.

        Them chocolate chip bars look delicious. Can’t wit to make them.

        Where are chocolate chips? No mention of them in ingredients – I’m confused.

        Looks awesome.




        Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
        In the filling, did you only double the cream cheese, or ALL the ingredients?

        Would you double the cookie part for a 9×13 pan? Or double the whole recipe? I saw below that you already doubled the filling part.

        Would this recipe change for high altitude? My dough wasn’t as thick as yours and I followed your recipe! Help!

        I love your website

        I just put these in the oven for a party tonight. There is no way this recipe fits in an 8 or 9 inch square pan. My pan was overflowing the cream cheese mixture before I finished the top layer. I had to scrape off the cream cheese filling, and put the base in a 10″ pan.

          I ran into the same thing. I did bake it in a 9×9″, but held my breath the whole time. They did not overflow, but I plan to use a 9×12″ next time. I can’t wait to taste them!

        I have a request from someone to make these but I’ve read the previous comments about the cheesecake later being proportionately larger than the cookie dough. Should I consider baking this in an 8×11 pan to avoid any issues?
        Also don’t you add any vanilla to the cheesecake filling?

        I don’t understand why when I try to print this recipe, I get a bunch of geometric type symbols over the written instructions. I am confidant the issue is not my printer and it is the website. Kind of annoying and defeats the purpose of trying this if I can’t read the complete instructions.

        Your videos and recipes are awesome they provoke me to try it out.

        I like your chocolate .. super

        So I make these a few days ago and they were fine but so sweet, so I made a second batch and cut way back on the sugar. I bake cheesecake all the time and there is enough sugar in this recipe for 4 full size cheesecakes so here’s what I did, for 3 boxes of cream cheese I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and 3 eggs and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla that made enough cheesecake filling for 3 pans of cookie. Then for the cookie itself I used 1bag of chocolate chip for the triple batch then topped the whole thing with crushed toffee bits. It turned out so much better (to me) than the original batch. Now mind you this is only my opinion but the people that ate it left no crumb to be found!

        First-they are totally delicious. That being said however, they totally stuck to the bottom of the pan and the 8×8 size seemed too small. They were too messy to cut in to bars because the cookie layer was so thick. I would make them again but in a larger pan.

        looks good and i see the chocolate chips in the recipe ,.. not sure why some of you don’t.. can’t wait to try

        We made these and they are great! I used an 8 x 8 glass pan. The cheesecake only partially set up and we left it in the fridge overnight after it cooled. Next time I will use my 8 x 11 pan. I believe it needs to be a little thinner, in my opinion. Thanks for the recipe!

        I added a tsp of vanilla to the filling…. it made it taste pretty good. I used a glass square pan… I’m cooking it now. If only I could post a picture for you all to see. It does look a bit thick but we will see how it turns out. 🙂

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