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Simple Cheesecake Bars

Easy to make cheesecake bars that are perfect to bring to parties!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Amy Duska

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Cheesecake Filling

  • 16 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 320° and line a 8" x 8" square baking pan with foil.

Crust

  • Combine the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir together with a fork until all of the crumbs are coated evenly.
  • Press the mixture onto the bottom of the baking pan making sure that the crumbs are compact.
  • Place in the refrigerator until the cheesecake filling is ready.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Using a stand mixer or electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar together on low speed until there are no lumps and the cream cheese is smooth.
  • Scrap the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients one at a time, beating on low speed until each one is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  • Scrap the sides of the bowl between each addition.
  • Pour the filling into the pan and gently tap it down on a hard surface to help remove any air bubbles.
  • Prepare water bath (optional)
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Turn the oven off, crack the door and let it cool down for 1 hour.
  • Let the cheesecake sit on the counter until it's completely cooled.
  • Place in the refrigerator overnight to set up.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.6mg