Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars, SO delicious. Easy Cherry Cheesecake filling! | The Cookie Rookie

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars.  Everything delicious in one recipe! Layers of chocolate chip cookie with a creamy cherry cheesecake filling sandwiched in between. Such a tart and delicious sweet treat!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars, SO delicious. Easy Cherry Cheesecake filling! | The Cookie RookieI don’t think there is much better than when a recipe has the best of both worlds.  Some of my favorites to date have been Creamy Artichoke Bruschetta (Artichoke Dip on top of Bruschetta…win!), Salted Caramel Grilled S’more Pizza (I don’t think that one needs an explanation), and now Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars.  Cookie Bars and delicious cheesecake packed into one rockstar dessert.  MMM.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars, SO delicious. Easy Cherry Cheesecake filling! | The Cookie Rookie Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars, SO delicious. Easy Cherry Cheesecake filling! | The Cookie RookieI have entered the world of baking slowly and cautiously.  Just enough to get my feet wet.  I have to be honest, I’m still intimidated.  With every recipe I make, I realize its not as hard as I think it is.  We can do this! These cheesecake cookie bars are easy, and they are SUPER delicious.  They were the clear hit at a recent holiday appetizers party we had at our house.  They’re just the right amount of cookie, and just the right amount of cheesecake.  Oh and just the right amount of cherry.  Chocolate and cherry are a match made in heaven.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars, SO delicious. Easy Cherry Cheesecake filling! | The Cookie Rookie Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars, SO delicious. Easy Cherry Cheesecake filling! | The Cookie RookieTheCherry Cheesecake filling isn’t the only delicious surprise found in these cookie bars.  I used the new Nestlé® Toll House® DelightFulls™ Filled Baking Morsels along with regular chocolate chips.  I mean…wow.  If you haven’t tried them, you are truly missing out.  I spotted them back when I found my Nestlé Toll House Pumpkin Spice Baking Chips and bought a bag in every flavor! They have Peanut Butter, Caramel, Mint, and my beloved Cherry Filled Baking Morsels.  They’re small like chocolate chips, but they are packed with so much flavor.

They gave this Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars recipe the extra cherry kick it needed.

Perfection!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars, SO delicious. Easy Cherry Cheesecake filling! | The Cookie Rookie Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars, SO delicious. Easy Cherry Cheesecake filling! | The Cookie RookieBe sure to check out these other great recipes using Delightfulls Filled Baking Morsels.  I’d love to hear how you like them!

PS: Can you believe Christmas is ONE WEEK FROM TODAY?! What in the world?? Happy Holidays everyone.  Enjoy!

Serves 10-12

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Bars

20 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Cookie Bars:
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Nestle Tollhouse Cherry Filled Baking Morsels
  • For the Cherry Cheesecake Filling:
  • 12 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 eggwhite (or 1 egg)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup tart cherry juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray or olive oil. Set aside.
  3. In an electric mixer, mix together the butter and sugar until creamed. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt. Continue mixing and add in eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Stir in both sets of chocolate chips.
  4. Take half of the dough and press into the bottom of the pan.
  5. Using an electric mixer again, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg white, and cherry juice. Beat until well combined.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the first layer of cookies in the pan and spread evenly.
  7. For the remaining cookie dough, drop it in small pieces over the cheesecake mixture. The pieces should be touching, but its okay if the entire top isn't covered. The cookie will bake together.
  8. Cook for approximately 40 minutes. The top should be golden brown when finished cooking.
  9. Allow to cool before cutting and serving.
  10. Enjoy!
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Calories
506 cal
Fat
31 g
Carbs
49 g
Protein
8 g


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The same NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® chocolate you know and love now filled with rich caramel, peanut butter, mint, and cherry flavored filling. Add these new filled baking morsels to your favorite recipes for a special twist on the classic, or try experimenting with them in a recipe you’ve never tried before!

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Linda Springate
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheescake Cookie Bars - oh my goodness gracious.....awesome pics. Need to try for my Son-In-Law, Daniel. Love this idea.
Sonya Rogers
where do u get tart cherry juice ????
    Becky Hardin
    I've gotten it at the grocery store and also at whole foods. It was in the juice aisle at whole foods, and in the produce section at the grocery store. I had to ask :) Hope that helps!
Sonya Rogers
i don't keep cherry juice on hand and don't know if you can buy it can u ?????
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Sonya- I did buy cherry juice. I got it at whole foods this time but I've also gotten it at the grocery store. At my store there are juices within the produce section and that's where I found it. Hope that helps!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
you put cherry cheesecake in cookie bars?! oh my gawd, I love this!!!
Ashley
Cookies and cheesecake in one?? Well that sounds amazing! I'm such a sucker for cherry and chocolate together!
sonaly
I LOVE chocolate and cherry !Come try our flavorful invention that resembles a before or after dinner mint with a burst of cherry zest. This is pure delight for your taste bud. :) :)
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