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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars. The holy grail of cookie bars for cheesecake and cookie dough lovers and only 174 calories each!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

For many, these cookie dough cheesecake bars will be the holy grail of cookie bars; a perfect caloric storm of flavour with a buttery graham cracker crumb crust, a vanilla cheesecake centre and gobs of cookie dough on top.

Because the cookie dough gets baked on top of the cheesecake, it just bakes to a light golden color on top and beneath retains a cookie dough texture.

What an amazing combination in a single treat! They also freeze very well so you can take one or two out at a time to enjoy over several weeks…if they last that long.
Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

Dark Chocolate Chips.

I like to use 50% dark chocolate chips because they combine so well with cheesecake flavour. You can use any you prefer though.

2017 Update: This recipe has become one of our most popular cookie bars ever on Rock Recipes. If you like this one you may also like our Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake Bars or our very popular Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Dessert Bars .

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Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake Bars

You may also like another very popular version in our Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bars!

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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Squares

 

Updated March 2021.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
Yield: 24 cheesecake bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars - The holy grail of cookie bars for cheesecake and cookie dough lovers alike.

Ingredients

For the Graham Crumb Base Layer

  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar

For the Cheesecake Center Layer

  • 1 cup cream cheese, (that's an 8 ounce package)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cookie Dough Topping

  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup flour
  • pinch salt
  • ⅔ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

To Prepare the Crumb Base

  1. Mix together the graham crumbs, melted butter and sugar.
  2. Press firmly into the bottom of a greased or parchment paper lined 9x9 inch baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes at 325 degrees F.

To Prepare the Cheesecake Center Layer

  1. Cream together the cream cheese and sugar very well.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well blended.
  3. Spread evenly over the graham crumb crust.

To Prepare the Cookie Dough Topping

  1. Cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract very well.
  2. Mix together the flour and salt and add to the creamed mixture.
  3. Fold in just until a dough forms then mix in the chocolate chips.
  4. Pick up the cookie dough in handfuls and press into a ball.
  5. Break off small nuggets of the dough and sprinkle these evenly over the cheesecake layer.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until the cookie dough just begins to brown on top.
  7. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares or bars.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge if you are not freezing these cookie bars.

Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

cookie bar

Amount Per Serving Calories 174Saturated Fat 5gCholesterol 31mgSodium 116mgCarbohydrates 18gSugar 12gProtein 1g

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Karan

Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

Wow they looks so good. Where is the option to switch to metric?

Cindy

Sunday 26th of April 2020

I tried these but was out of graham crackers so substituted ritz crackers and everyone loved the crust!

anca

Tuesday 20th of August 2019

The cookie bars are delicious, everybody liked them even if I have cut down some sugar. I have one question: where can I find the recipes with metric measurements? I use an online weight convertor but actually I am never sure that it is the right one :) Thanks, Anca

Alex

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

These are delicious and surprisingly easy to make thanks to the detailed recipe. They are quite rich-tasting, as you would expect, so a square or two makes a great dessert. I used dark chocolate chips and salted butter (omitted the pinch of salt in the recipe) and they turned out great. Every recipe I've tried from this site has turned out almost exactly like the pictures, which is such a pleasant surprise for a relatively new home cook.

Mollie

Friday 16th of November 2018

I just bought your cookie cookbook. Love it so much! just in time for Christmas. I want to make these wonderful looking bars.

What kind of chocolate chips would you suggest? semi-sweet? milk?

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 17th of November 2018

Whichever you like best. I use dark myself in everything 50% cocoa.

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