These Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars have a vanilla cookie crust and a creamy cherry cheesecake filling! But, don’t forget about the sweet chocolate chip cookie topping to take this recipe to the next level of deliciousness!
Well, here we are friends, with yet another Cheesecake Bar recipe.
Just like I get on flavor ruts…I also become obsessed with certain desserts. Have you made a cheesecake bar yet? You know, the kind with a crust, filling and cookie dough topping? I have so many you can choose from, starting with Lemon Cheesecake Bars, Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars, and even Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars.
But today, we’ve got this delicious Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars recipe!
I never know what kind of mood I’ll be in when it comes to the crust of cheesecake bars. Sometimes I choose graham crackers, sometimes OREOS, and today, I’ve got Nilla Wafers. I love the simple, buttery flavor they give these bars!
This bar is all about the filling though. I chopped up 20 (yes I counted) maraschino cherries for the cheesecake center! Once you beat your cream cheese, sugar and eggs until creamy, then you can add in your chopped cherries. Give it a quick whirl with the beaters until pink and blended! Spread this over your crust layer.
And finally, the chocolate chip cookie topping! I used a homemade cookie dough with Ghirardelli dark chocolate morsels, but feel free to use a roll of prepackaged cookie dough if that’s easier for you! It’s going to be amazing no matter what route you choose.
One thing to note…when you pull these out of your oven (at the 33-35 minute mark) the center will be a little jiggly (or a lot jiggly). If your cookie dough is nicely browned, trust me and have faith. This isn’t a recipe you’re going to bake and serve immediately, so plan accordingly! Once you’ve allowed this to cool on your counter, you’ll want to refrigerate for 4 hours!! I usually let it just chill in the fridge overnight and serve it the next day! It’s amazing you guys. And it’s even better because if you want something delicious that can be made in advance this recipe is for you!
Now. What should my NEXT cheesecake bar flavor be??
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Love cherry and chocolate together? Here are a few of my favorites:
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles: as good as they sound!
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheeseball: a delicious, sweet cheese ball recipe for a crowd!
Cherry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies: the crisp, buttery of shortbread paired with sweet cherry and chocolate is perfect!
If you love today’s cheesecake bars…here are a few recipes you may also love:
- Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
- Reese’s Cheesecake Brownie Bars from Inside BruCrew Life
- Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake Bars from Roxana’s Home Baking
- Cherry Cheesecake Bars from Deliciously Sprinkled
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