Food & Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Are About To Become Your New Favorite Dessert

It's the ultimate combo!

The holidays are upon us, and that means that along with traveling, shopping and decorating, you also have to find time to make some festive goodies. If you’re in charge of the sweets for your Christmas gathering this year, you can stop stressing out. We have found the perfect quick and easy holiday dessert for you to whip up.

These chocolate chip cheesecake bars from Pillsbury require five ingredients, and the prep time is only 10 minutes. All you need is cream cheese, sugar, an egg and Pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookies. You can also add coconut if you’d like, or just skip it if you’re good with the cookies and cheesecake.

The best part? Making them only requires three steps. First, press the cookie dough into a pan, then mix the cream cheese, sugar and egg (and coconut if you want) in a bowl and spread it on the cookie dough. After that, sprinkle the rest of the cookie dough on top and pop it in the oven. That’s it — holiday dessert is done!


Just be sure to give the dessert at least two hours in the fridge to harden up before cutting it into bars. If you’re not ready to serve it or putting away leftovers, it’s best to keep it in the fridge.

You can follow along with Pillsbury’s video tutorial below:

If you’d like to make some other cookie bars to go along with the cheesecake ones for the holidays, there are some other festive options. These festive Christmas magic bars made with oats, butterscotch chips and red and green M&Ms are definitely worth checking out.

The easy-peasy recipe from Passion for Savings also only requires a few steps. All you have to do is press a graham cracker mixture into a pan, pour sweetened condensed milk on top of the graham cracker mixture and then layer in the other ingredients. Finally, bake each cracker for around 30 minutes.

Before you know it, you’ll have the perfect treats to serve at your holiday gatherings!

Passion for Savings

Will you be whipping up some cookie bars this holiday season?