Easy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are a chocolaty, creamy dessert dream! Delicious cheesecake filling sandwiched between layers of fresh peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. If that doesn’t make you drool, I don’t know what will! This easy cheesecake bars recipe is perfect for game day, parties, or a simple after dinner dessert.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are the ultimate dessert! You’ve got fresh peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough layered into a baking dish with a cheesecake filling, all baked together into tasty little dessert bars. They’re so creamy, so chocolaty, so delicious!

This is the kind of dessert I love to eat while watching football. I am a HUGE Mizzou fan. Growing up, my dad took me and my brother to every football and basketball game we could drive down for. Some of my best memories growing up are at those games! Now I watch at home every chance I get, and I always need a tasty snack to comfort me through the ups and downs of the game.

These cheesecake bars are perfect for game day, for all kinds of parties, and even just for an after dinner treat. Make a batch of these and snack on them throughout the week. They’re so easy to make and they really are one of the tastiest desserts. So much love for this recipe!

Make this Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars recipe for the perfect after dinner dessert, or serve them at your next party!


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Easy Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Another easy dessert recipe is here to save the day! Whether you’re preparing dessert for game day, for a party, or just for after dinner, this chocolate chip cheesecake bars recipe is the way to go. You’ve got the creamy, cheesecake & marshmallow mixture sandwich between the fresh layers of peanut butter chocolate chip cookie…yum!

I love easy these are to eat while watching the game on TV, and everyone else will devour them too. So make a second batch just to be safe! This is the kind of sweet, chocolaty, creamy comfort food I need when my team isn’t doing so well. These cheesecake bars always perk me up, no matter the score!

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough layered with cheesecake marshmallow filling

A stack of peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake bars

How to Make Cheesecake Bars

This cheesecake bars recipe is easy to make in a flash for those sudden sweet tooth cravings. It’s so nice having a batch of these in the kitchen to snack on throughout the week…or just to eat all in one sitting while watching football…Either way, these are seriously delicious!

There are really only 3 main steps to this easy dessert recipe, so I promise it’s not complicated. Mix the cookie dough batter, make the cheesecake filling, then layer it all up and bake! What could be simpler?

How to make Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars:

  1. Cream together butter, sugars, & peanut butter, then add in the egg
  2. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, & salt
  3. Mix flour mixture into butter mixture and combine well, then stir in chocolate chips
  4. To make the cheesecake filling, mix together cream cheese, egg, sugar, marshmallow cream, & vanilla
  5. Spread half the cookie dough into the bottom of the baking dish, spread cheesecake filling over it, then roll out the other half of the cookie dough & lay it on top
  6. Cover with foil & bake for 20 minutes at 325°F, then remove foil and bake another 25 minutes uncovered

These chocolate chip cheesecake bars come out with a nice crunchy cookie layer and a creamy cheesecake filling. I love the way the cookie sinks into the cheesecake as you bite into it…SO YUMMY!

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Can you freeze cheesecake bars?

Yes, this cheesecake bars recipe can be frozen. Wrap individual bars in plastic wrap, then store all in a freezer safe container. When you’re ready to eat them, removed the plastic wrap and let them thaw in the refrigerator. They should keep in the freezer for up to a month.

A stack of chocolate chip cookie bars filled with cheesecake/marshmallow cream

These Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars go way beyond my wildest dessert dreams, filled with chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallow, cream cheese…basically every amazing ingredient in one easy dessert recipe. They are so good and I know you’ll love them too!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. Enjoy!

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4.5 from 4 votes
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are a creamy, chocolaty dessert perfect for game day or just for after dinner. This cheesecake bars recipe is easy to make and oh so yummy!
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are a creamy, chocolaty dessert perfect for game day or just for after dinner. This cheesecake bars recipe is easy to make and oh so yummy!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake bar recipe, cheesecake bars, chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 20
Calories: 341 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
For the Cookie Crust
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
For the Cheesecake Filling
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup marshmallow cream
  1. Make the cookie dough: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream the butter, sugars, and peanut butter until smooth. Add the egg and beat until incorporated. 

  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture in with the butter and sugar, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  3. Make the cheesecake filling: Cream the cream cheese, egg, sugar, marshmallow cream and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Press half to two-thirds of the cookie dough in the bottom of a greased 9x9 square baking dish. Pour the cheesecake filling over the dough. spread the filling so it is evenly distributed. Crumble the remaining dough and sprinkle over the top, OR roll it into a flat layer and place it over the cheesecake layer.

  5. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes; remove foil and bake for another 25 minutes, or until tops is lightly browned and cheesecake layer is set.

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 38g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 7.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Love your blog! I'm not a sports fan, but my boss is a Mizzou alumni and a HUGE fan. He'd probably like these bars too!
    thank you so much!!! tell your boss to hand in there...its a pretty tough time to be a mizzou fan. but i know it will get better :). thanks for reading the blog!
What size baking dish do you use?
Do these bars need to be refrigerated? Or can they be kept out while you’re eating them throughout the week?
    Becky Hardin
    I would refrigerate due to the cheesecake filling. Hope you enjoy!
Any substitute for peanut butter? Thanks!
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