Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

We are big cheesecake fans in our house.  I’ve tried so many different versions of them and haven’t found one yet that my family didn’t love.  For today’s cheesecake recipe, I’ve decided to turn my favorite chocolate chip cookie into delicious Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars.These Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are a cross between a cheesecake and cookies and have the most amazing texture. They are hands down my favorite dessert so far.

This amazing recipe brings together the best of both chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake in one mouth watering dessert bar.  It has a crunchy bottom layer with a creamy cheesecake center and is topped with more cookie goodness.

These Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are so easy to make.

Get all your ingredients together.  I actually love this step.  I can make sure that I have everything on hand BEFORE I start and it gives me an idea of what the tastes will be. I mean, how can you go wrong with butter, brown sugar, cream cheese, eggs and chocolate chips?Ingredients for the chocolate chip cheesecake bars

I always whisk my dry ingredients together too. This makes sure they are well incorporated, and also makes the flour lighter which always helps baked goods.  By the way, do you know how to measure flour correctly?  See my tips here.Whisk the flour

These Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars have several layers.  There is a firm chocolate chip cookie dough layer on the bottom, then a baked cheesecake middle layer and finally another crumbly top chocolate chip cookie dough layer on top.  My mouth is watering just thinking about how these will taste!Layers of the chocolate chip cheesecake bars

Into the oven they go for 40 minutes. Look at this luscious pan, just waiting to be sliced into bars. But you need to wait now.  The bars will slice more easily if you let them cool and then put them in the fridge to get really chilled before you slice them.Finished pan of baked chocolate chip cheesecake bars

These amazing Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars have the most wonderful texture.  They have a firm crust and creamy cheesecake center. The crunchy cookie dough topping will have your mouth asking “Is this a cookie or is this a cheesecake?”  The answer is “who cares?”  The taste is what matters and it is TO-DIE-FOR!Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

This dessert is hands-down one of my top favorites.  Seriously, I could eat the whole pan. One of the good and bad parts of being a food blogger is getting to taste and wanting to eat the whole thing before the family gets to it. My stomach says “yes!” But my hips say “don’t you dare eat another piece!”These Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are a cross between a cheesecake and cookies and have the most amazing texture.

Every bite of these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars is rich and creamy with that chocolate chip cookie dough surprise. If you like cookie dough ice cream, you will know what I mean. You go along nicely having a creamy taste and then along comes a bit of cookie dough. Just too darn good!!Take a bite of these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

For more cheesecake recipes, visit my Cheesecake Board on Pinterest.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bar
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Serves: 16
  • 2 cup all purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ⅔ cup unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated Sugar
  • ⅔ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp pure Vanilla extract
  • 2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • For the Filling:
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulate Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 9×9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt for the base of the cheesecake bars.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until it is well mixed and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Gently Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  5. Press ⅔ of the cookie dough mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form. Reserve the rest of the mixture for the top layer.
  6. Clean the mixing bowl and combine the cheesecake filling ingredients and beat until they are light and creamy.
  7. Spread the cheesecake filling over the cookie dough layer and smooth it down. Using your fingers, crumble remaining crust dough over the cheesecake layer.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, making sure the cheesecake layer has set and the top is lightly browned. Cool completely and chill before slicing.

  34 comments for “Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

  1. 01/29/2017 at 3:35 pm

    Oh man these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars sound amazing! I am totally making these as soon as I’m finished with Whole30!!

    • Carol
      01/29/2017 at 5:31 pm

      I hope they turn out as well as mine did. I’m making them again soon.

  2. Bonnie G
    01/27/2017 at 8:08 pm

    Wow, those look really delicious! I could go for one of those right now. I’ll have to try making these this weekend.

    • Carol
      01/27/2017 at 9:30 pm

      Be careful. They are addicting!

  3. 01/27/2017 at 5:36 pm

    I love these bars and I can’t believe they are that easy to make! I am going to gather the ingredients and start getting busy in the kitchen. I want to show my sister that I can make great desserts too! 🙂

    • Carol
      01/27/2017 at 9:30 pm

      Bars are my favorite type of recipe because they are really easy to make.

  4. 01/27/2017 at 10:52 am

    Ok, this combination sounds amazing! I love chocolate chip cookies, and then to put them in cheesecake. Yum!

    • Carol
      01/27/2017 at 11:05 am

      It gives the best texture to the cheesecake. So yummy.

  5. Rebecca Swenor
    01/27/2017 at 10:28 am

    These chocolate chip cheesecake bars sound delicious. I know my family loves cheesecake so I will have to make these bars for them. This would be a great dessert idea for any party too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Carol
      01/27/2017 at 10:38 am

      My pleasure Rebecca. Hope your family likes them as much as mine did.

  6. 01/27/2017 at 3:02 am

    Oh yummy!! I love everything and anything cheesecake and you’re recipe is no exception.

    • Carol
      01/27/2017 at 10:38 am

      Thanks Anosa. Hope you try them.

  7. 01/27/2017 at 12:04 am

    These bars look absolutely amazing. I am all about easy prep desserts, especially with the Super Bowl coming up. They are perfect for entertaining.

    • Carol
      01/27/2017 at 10:37 am

      They would be the perfect snack for superbowl.

  8. Claudia Krusch
    01/26/2017 at 10:34 pm

    I am excited to give this delicious recipe a try. It looks easy to make and I am sure it will be a big hit.

    • Carol
      01/27/2017 at 10:37 am

      I promise you will love them!

  9. 01/26/2017 at 6:44 pm

    I love anything with chocolate and cream cheese. I can’t wait to make these for my grand kids (and who and I kidding, for me too).

    • Carol
      01/27/2017 at 10:36 am

      LOL. I say the same thing but a lot of them end up in ME.

  10. 01/26/2017 at 4:31 pm

    Cheesecake anything is to die for! I’m not in the habit of doing too much baking since we’re both on diets, but these look good.

    • Carol
      01/26/2017 at 5:43 pm

      I agree. I have yet to find a cheesecake recipe that I don’t like!

  11. Pam Wattenbarger
    01/26/2017 at 1:47 pm

    These look so good! I love chocolate chip cookies and I love cheesecake so this is like the best of both worlds.

    • Carol
      01/26/2017 at 1:52 pm

      Me too Pam. The texture is what I really like about these.

  12. 01/26/2017 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks for posting this. Was looking for a bar to take to a party coming and this will do well. Look so good!!

    • Carol
      01/26/2017 at 1:53 pm

      My husband just loved them!

  13. 01/26/2017 at 1:24 pm

    Oh my goodness. These look amazing. The combination of chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake can definitely aid in world peace. Yummy!!!!

    • Carol
      01/26/2017 at 1:53 pm

      LOL…not sure about world peace but they do taste great!

  14. 01/26/2017 at 1:12 pm

    This sounds amazing. I love cheesecake and chocolate chips. You have put heaven in a pan! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • Carol
      01/26/2017 at 1:54 pm

      The are a whole new take on cheesecake!

  15. 01/26/2017 at 12:36 pm

    These bars look fantastic. Having a good pan bar on hand is always a must. Faster over making cookies.

    • Carol
      01/26/2017 at 1:54 pm

      That is why I like bars too Candy. They are so easy to make.

  16. 01/26/2017 at 11:34 am

    Oh. My. Gosh. These look so goooooood! I’m trying to behave myself right now, but I may need to make a gf version of these because they look too delicious!

    • Carol
      01/26/2017 at 1:54 pm

      Make me behave will you please? They are calling me!

  17. 01/26/2017 at 11:21 am

    My husband’s birthday is coming up in this is something that he would actually love. He’s not a big cake person but he loves cheesecake and he loves brownies so this is the marriage of two wonderful world. I can’t wait to make it for him.

    • Carol
      01/26/2017 at 1:55 pm

      He will love them. My husband votes yes!

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