Make cheesecake bars your family will love!

  • Endless options! The best part about these cheesecake bars is that you can do them your way. Use either a vanilla or a chocolate crust with flavors like these:
      • Cherry
      • Lemon
      • Apple
      • Raspberry 
      • Strawberry
      • Peach
      • Apricot 

 

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  • So easy to make! All it takes is a cake mix for the crust, a basic cream cheese filling, and a pastry filling. The crust is made with our Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes Mix or our Fudgy Baby Cakes Mix.
  • So tasty! Imagine a cheesecake in a bar made with your favorite fillings.

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Starting with the Cheesecake Bar Basics

The Crust

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For the crust, we used our favorite vanilla bean baby cakes mix. Some of the cheesecake bars below use our fudgy baby cakes mix instead.

Get your vanilla bean baby cakes mix here.

Get your fudgy baby cakes mix here.

The Cream Cheese Filling

The cream cheese filling uses vanilla.

Get your vanilla extract here.

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The Fruit Filling

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For the fruit filling, use our premade pastry fillings. The fruit designs are made by squeezing lines of fruit filling onto the cream cheese filling before it is baked. 

Get your premade pastry fillings here.

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan with shortening.
  2. Melt the butter and whisk the egg. In a medium bowl, stir the cake mix, egg, and melted butter together. To form the crust, press the mixture into the bottom of the 9 x 13-inch pan.
  3. In the bowl of your stand-type mixer (with the paddle attachment), beat the cream cheese until it’s soft. Add the three eggs, vanilla, and powdered sugar and beat until well-combined. Scrape the filling into the crust and smooth it out.
  4. Cut a 1/4-inch corner off a squeeze bag of fruit filling (you may use other fillings). Squeeze eight strips of filling across (not lengthwise) over the cream cheese filling. Create a pattern by dragging the edge of a spatula across the lines of filling at 90 degrees and at 3/4 inch intervals.
  5. Bake for 30 to 33 minutes or until the top of the bars become a pretty golden brown. Chill the cake. After it is chilled, cut it into bars with a knife or pizza wheel.

Baker’s Note: Each bag of premade filling is enough to make about four pans of cheesecake bars. That’s about 8 ounces in each pan. If you are not making enough cheesecake bars to feed an army, don’t worry. The opened fillings can be stored in the refrigerator in the bag they come in; simply fold the open end over and put a clip on it!

 

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

For these cheesecake bars, we used the basic recipe that is listed at the beginning of this article and chose to use the premade raspberry filling and the Vanilla Baby Cakes mix. Follow the basic directions as written at the beginning of this article.

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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For these cheesecake bars, we used the basic recipe that is listed at the beginning of this article and chose to use the premade lemon and the premade blueberry filling. We also used the Vanilla Baby Cakes mix. Follow the basic directions as written at the beginning of this article.

Black Forest Cheesecake Bars

For these cheesecake bars, we used the basic recipe that is listed at the beginning of this article and chose to use the premade cherry filling and the Fudgy Baby Cakes mix. Follow the basic directions as written at the beginning of this article.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

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For these cheesecake bars, we used the basic recipe that is listed at the beginning of this article and chose to use the premade strawberry filling and the Vanilla Baby Cakes mix. Follow the basic directions as written at the beginning of this article, but add some pink food coloring in the cheesecake portion of the recipe to give it a prettier hue.

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

For these cheesecake bars, we used the basic recipe that is listed at the beginning of this article and chose to use the premade lemon filling. We also used the Vanilla Baby Cakes mix. Follow the basic directions as written at the beginning of this article.

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Apple Cheesecake Bars

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For these cheesecake bars, we used the basic recipe that is listed at the beginning of this article and chose to use the premade apple filling. We also used the Vanilla Baby Cakes mix and then drizzled the finished bars in Caramel Designer Dessert Sauce. Follow the basic directions as written at the beginning of this article.

(Updated from September 6, 2016)

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