Make these super easy, super time-saving Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars with ready-made ingredients.

Chocolate chip cookie cheesecake is a favorite treat, and for good reason. It’s so easy to make and loaded with decadent creamy and chocolatey goodness. Why not make a double batch and take them to a backyard barbecue or a potluck dinner. Keep some in the freezer for a cool and creamy grab and go summer treat. Let the snacking begin!

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars!

  • Sweetened, creamy cheesecake is layered between a crispy graham cracker crust and baked with a cookie dough topping. It’s an easy peasy recipe that’s ready in minutes!
  • These festive bars are perfect for sudden snack attacks and last-minute party invites!
  • Use ready-made chocolate chip cookie dough and homemade cheesecake for the ultimate shortcut!

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Ingredients and Variations

CHEESECAKE BATTER: Switch up the flavors by using different extracts like banana, rum, coconut, orange, lemon, or lime. Finely diced dried fruit like mangos, cherries, and cranberries offer a sweet and colorful variation! Swirl in peanut butter or caramel sauce before baking.

COOKIE DOUGH: Experiment with other tubes of cookie dough like Oreo, sugar cookies, toffee bits, peanut butter, or red velvet! Or give this DIY oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe a try.

How to Make Cheesecake Cookie Bars

These yummy bars are so easy to make:

  1. Prepare and bake the graham cracker crust as directed in the recipe below.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and sugar, then mix in egg and vanilla.
  3. Pour batter over the cooked crust. Flatten chunks of cookie dough and lay over the cheesecake layer.
  4. Bake until cheesecake is set. Cool completely before cutting and serving.

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Tips and Tricks

  • A ready-made graham cracker pie crust can be crumbled and used!
  • Lightly flour your hands to keep the dough from sticking to them.
  • Wipe the knife clean with a damp cloth between cutting pieces for a clean look.

How to Store

Keep leftover chocolate chip cheesecake bars in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. They can be frozen if wrapped tightly in plastic wrap for up to 3 months. Allow them to thaw or enjoy them as a frozen treat!

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake cookie bars are a decadent treat that are easy to make. Perfect for a quick summer dessert!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Author Holly


  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoon butter melted
  • ½ cup sugar divided
  • 1 tube refrigerated cookie dough or you can make your own
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  • Mix the melted butter, ¼ cup sugar, and the graham cracker crumbs in a large bowl. Press into pan and bake for 5 minutes. Cool.
  • Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  • Pour the cheesecake batter onto the already cooked crust. Flatten cookie dough with hands and place on top of the cheesecake layer, covering most of the cheesecake.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheesecake is set.
  • Cool completely before cutting and serving.


  • Try a ready-made graham cracker pie crust. Just crumble and pack into the bottom of pan.
  • When slicing, wipe the blade with a damp cloth between cuts for a clean look.
  • Refrigerate bars in a covered container up to 4 days.
  • Wrap each individually, then place in a zippered bag for long term freezer storage, up to 3 months.
  • Thaw or enjoy as a frozen treat.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. If making your own cookie dough how much would you use? I never use refrig. cookie dough so I don’t know how much would be in one tube. Thank you