These Strawberry Cheesecake Bars are so easy to make and perfect for taking to a party or potluck. Rich creamy homemade cheesecake with a swirl of sweet strawberry. Once chilled, these cheesecake bars cut into perfect slices! I used chocolate graham crackers for the crust which pairs nicely with the strawberry, but regular graham crackers would work perfectly as well. Strawberry Cheesecake Bars are going to be a huge hit at your next get together!
Start by preparing the crust, followed by the cheesecake mixture. Smooth the cheesecake mixture on top of the crust.
Next, drop small spoonfuls of warmed strawberry jam over the top and swirl with a butter knife.
Bake for about thirty minutes, until edges are set but the middle is still slightly loose.
Let it cool and refrigerate 2-3 hours or overnight.
Then slice and enjoy! This recipe makes 18 generously sized cheesecake bars. You can cut them smaller or larger depending on preference.
- 3 cups of chocolate graham cracker crumbs
- 1 1/4 cup of sugar
- 12 tablespoons of butter melted
- 3 8 oz packages of cream cheese softened to room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup of seedless strawberry jam warmed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9x13 glass baking dish with foil and spray with non stick cooking spray.
In a medium sized bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of sugar and melted better.
Press graham cracker mixture into bottom of baking pan.
Bake graham cracker crust for 10 minutes, then set aside to cool.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and remaining cup of sugar together until smooth.
Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract and continue mixing until smooth.
For cream cheese mixture over crust and smooth.
Drop warmed strawberry jam by the small spoonful all over cheesecake batter and use a butter knife to swirl.
Bake cheesecake for about 30 minutes, until edges are set but middle is still loose.
Let cheesecake cool completely, then refrigerate until chilled and set, 2-3 hours.
Cut into bars and serve.
Adapted from Food Network Magazine Comfort Food Favorites
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yum! AM I blind? lol..Because I don’t see the actual recipe:(
HELP! please.. thanks!
Oh my goodness! Thank you for the comments! I just fixed the recipe and it should be visible now. Thank you again!
LOL.. Glad to help:) I see it now!
Guess we’re both blind!
You should be able to see it now, Pete! Thank you, sorry about that!
Super good I used homemade blueberry jam .it was out of this world said my guests
Glad you had great luck with blueberry. Has anyone else tried another flavor jam they recommend?
These were so good. Next time I’m using a blackberry jam, can’t wait!
Ok, I think you just made my husband fall in love with me all over again! Thank you!
Everyone at my house was impressed with these cheesecake bars! It was a huge hit!
Love this in bar form! So much easier to make and just as delicious!
These bars are seriously sooo delicious!! Thanks for sharing!
This was sooooo good! I couldn’t stop eating it! I want to try it with different flavored jams next time. Noms.
Ok, the chocolate graham crackers on the bottom takes these up to a new level!! The combination of chocolate, cheesecake & strawberry is the best!! Incredibly creamy, these are perfect!
LOVED this with the strawberry jam! So incredible! The hubs asked for me to make it with Apricot next time! 😀 Absolutely delicious!