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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.

Yield: 16

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bar

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated Sugar
  • 2/3 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
  • 1/2 cup granulate Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 9×9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt for the base of the cheesecake bars.
  • 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.
  • Gently Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  • Press 2/3 of the cookie dough mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form. Reserve the rest of the mixture for the top layer.
  • Clean the mixing bowl and combine the cheesecake filling ingredients and beat until they are light and creamy.
  • Spread the cheesecake filling over the cookie dough layer and smooth it down. Using your fingers, crumble remaining crust dough over the cheesecake layer.
  • 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.

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    ricci

    Sunday 29th of January 2017

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

    Carol

    Sunday 29th of January 2017

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

    Bonnie G

    Friday 27th of January 2017

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

    Carol

    Friday 27th of January 2017

    Be careful. They are addicting!

    Annemarie LeBlanc

    Friday 27th of January 2017

    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

    Friday 27th of January 2017

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

    Emily

    Friday 27th of January 2017

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

    Carol

    Friday 27th of January 2017

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

    Rebecca Swenor

    Friday 27th of January 2017

    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

    Friday 27th of January 2017

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

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