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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

One bite of these Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars and you’ll fall in love! The sweet and salty graham cracker pecan crust with the creamy cheesecake layer is all topped to perfection with the snickerdoodle pecan cookie topping!

***This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. I am excited to be a partner in creating delicious recipes, all opinions are 100% my own***

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars: delicious sweet and salty crust, creamy cheesecake filling topped with a cinnamon sugar pecan cookie! #thinkfisher

Once again I think I need to use this phrase: “These are the best things I’ve ever made.”

Okay maybe not ever…but for sure one of the best this year. This month. This week. Today!!

Seriously though, let me walk you through the delights of this bar:

  • The crust is made with a combination of graham cracker crumbs and Fisher pecans. Sweet and salty!
  • The cheesecake layer is smooth and creamy, and best served COLD.
  • The snickerdoodle cookie layer has a top crust of cinnamon sugar and one bite of this bar will leave you wanting more. I promise!

I’m pretty sure that cheesecake bars are nearing the top of my list of “favorite desserts.” I don’t think they could ever replace Krispie Treats….but they come in a close second.

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars: delicious sweet and salty crust, creamy cheesecake filling topped with a cinnamon sugar pecan cookie! #thinkfisher

Today’s version is one of a long list of ideas I’ve had brewing since I first shared this Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bar.

My husband asked me the other day, so how is your list of creative ideas coming along? Are you running out?

Oh, sweet man, I can’t keep up is the problem. There are days when I read over my list to decide what to make, and out pops 4 more new ideas inspired by the list of ideas (HA! Did that make sense???)

If you haven’t tried making cheesecake bars yet…you should do it soon! You can change them up to your own liking.

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars: delicious sweet and salty crust, creamy cheesecake filling topped with a cinnamon sugar pecan cookie! #thinkfisher

I’ve partnered with Fisher Nuts as part of their Think Fisher brand ambassadorship this year, so adding delicious nuts to my desserts is always a priority. Fisher Nuts are preservative free and always my number one choice at the grocery store!

Not only did I add pecans to the crust layer, but I also added some to the cookie layer! It’s a pairing that was meant to be, and you’ll understand once you take a bite of this delicious bar!

These Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars would be the perfect addition to your summer dessert table. Just make sure you save one for yourself, because they won’t last long!

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Yield: 24 large bars

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours

One bite of these Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars and you'll fall in love! The sweet and salty graham cracker pecan crust with the creamy cheesecake layer is all topped to perfection with the snickerdoodle pecan cookie topping!

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 12 full size grahams)
  • 1/2 cup Fisher chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 2 packages (8oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the snickerdoodle layer:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Fisher chopped pecans

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside. Preheat oven for 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, pulse graham crackers with pecans and sugar until fine crumbs. Add in melted butter and pulse until combined.
  3. Press crumbs into bottom of prepared baking dish. Using palm of your hand (or bottom of a cup) press crumbs firmly until they are pressed into the bottom of the pan.
  4. For the cheesecake filling, beat cream cheese with sugar, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon using the whisk attachment of an electric mixer. Beat until fluffy and smooth (about 3-4 minutes). Pour over graham crust.
  5. For the cookie dough, beat butter with sugar for 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat thoroughly. Add in baking powder, salt, flour and cinnamon and beat until fully combined. Fold in chopped pecans. Scoop dough by large spoonfuls onto the top of the cheesecake layer. Try to use your fingertips to spread gently until cheesecake layer if fully covered.
  6. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon topping. Sprinkle generously over the cookie dough layer.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, middle may still "jiggle." That's okay. You want the cookie layer to be completely cooked and browned. Remove from oven and cool completely. Once cooled, cover with foil and refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight. Cut into squares and enjoy. Keep leftover bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

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Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on June 5, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. I just won our family reunion bake off with this recipe! The crust did not fill the pan, though. Might need to time and a half that part.

  2. I’m a big fan of snickerdoodle cookies, so I knew that these bars were going to be right up my alley. Seriously addictive!

  3. This sounds scrumptious and I will be making it for Christmas dessert for my son in law who adores snickerdoodles! But… where is the video tutorial? I don’t really need it, but I did want to see it. thanks!

  4. Just want to say that I LOVE these! I’ve made them about 10 or so times, and get asked by my family to make them every holiday. I usually leave out the nuts and to save time I buy premade sugar cookie dough and mix in some cinnamon! If people are having problems with the cookie layer they could try that, because I’ve never had any problems!  These ingredients are pretty simple but when put together they are so amazing. 

  5. Hello! Making these for my sons 1st birthday. What if you had to make the crust without nuts. How much graham do you suggest then?

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