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!


Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
2 hrs
Total Time
1 hr

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 12 ounces (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
Cheesecake Filling
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) 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 Video



Melt-in-your-mouth amazingness!

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

These bars are a perfect matchup of chocolate chip cookies and cream cheese. The ingredients are simple:

  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar (don’t substitute anything for this!)
  • butter
  • chocolate chips
  • vanilla
  • egg
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt

One of the most common baking questions is “does the temperature of my ingredients really matter?” The answer is a resounding “yes”! Paying attention to detail, such as the temperature of ingredients, truly elevates from scratch baking.

Recipes, in general, should specify when it is important for an ingredient to be a specific temperature. Occasionally recipes assume that the baker knows a few general rules about baking ingredient temperatures.

When making a recipe that starts with creaming butter and sugar together, as this recipe does, the ingredients should be at room temperature. This ensures the emulsification of butter and sugar won’t break.

It is also important to make sure the cream cheese is room temperature. If it is not, you could end up with dreaded lumps!

Melt-in-your-mouth amazingness!

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Grab a square pan, an 8 or 9-inch pan will work depending on how thick you want the layers. Take half of your prepared cookie dough and press it into the greased pan. Making sure that your hands are either floured or greased, press the dough down into the pan trying to create an even layer.

Now evenly spread the cream cheese mixture over the cookie dough. You should be able to spread this out with an offset spatula or butter knife.

Finally, grab small amounts of the remaining cookie dough mixture and sprinkle it over top the cream cheese layer.

Bake according to directions and enjoy!
Melt-in-your-mouth amazingness!

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

Photography by Tornadough Alli

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  • Joli says:

    I made this using 9×13 pan. The cream cheese mixture was very loose and pourable not spreadable so I added another block of cream cheese. It needed an extra 5min in my oven. Now for them to cool and set.

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