Desserts/ Holiday Treats

Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

Cheesecake Cranberry Bars by 2sistersrecipes.com

Cheesecake Cranberry Bars.  When you combine cheesecake with cranberries and white chocolate chips and make them into bars, you just made a fabulous dessert!  The tart flavor of cranberries paired with the sweet cream cheese, white chocolate chips and oats, makes these bars very crumbly-berry delicious!

Bring these cheesecake cranberry bars to any get together and they will disappear in a flash!  So good,  we guarantee these bars will be loved by kids and adults alike; and absolutely sure of that!

Easy to make, bake and freeze!

I wanted to make a cheesecake bar with my favorite holiday cranberries for some added tartness.  The white chocolate chips adds a nice crunch in every bite. These bars really turned out so good, and better than I had expected.

So go ahead and make them!

You can make these bars one day ahead and freeze them until ready to serve. Cheesecake Cranberry Bars are festive enough for any holiday season.  Try them!

Here’s a GREAT Tip: We recommend when baking is done, allow it to cool completely and refrigerate over night before cutting into bars. These bars are easier to cut after they have been chilled.

 

ENJOY!!

 

*You can follow along with our Step-by-step directions, or jump down to the bottom of this post for our full recipe card!

 

Ingredients for Cheesecake Cranberry Bars:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1+ 3/4 cup Quaker oats, uncooked

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 14 ounce can whole-berry cranberry sauce

  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and oats.
Cut butter into pieces and mix into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.

 

 

Stir in white chocolate chips and reserve 2 and 1/2 cups of crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into a greased 12″ x 9″ x 2+1/2″ baking dish.  Set aside.

 

 

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy.  Pour cream cheese mixture over the crust.   Spread evenly.

 

Combine cranberry sauce with corn starch, spoon over cream cheese mixture. The cranberry sauce will be a very thin layer, so spread it evenly, the best you can.
Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top.

 

 

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Bake for 20- 25 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.  Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving, or over night.  Best served chilled.

Yields: 2 dozen

Cheesecake Cranberry Bars by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Also, try our  Crumbly Cheesecake Pumpkin Bars!

 

Cheesecake Cranberry Bars
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Serves: 2 dozen
 
Cheesecake Cranberry Bars are creamy and sweet tasting with a delicious flavor of cranberries throughout. So yummy and perfect treat for the holidays! These bars will surely disappear as soon as they hit your buffet table!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1+ ¾ cup Quaker oats, uncooked
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 14 ounce can whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C)
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and oats.
  3. Cut butter into pieces and mix into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.
  4. Stir in white chocolate chips and reserve 2 and ½ cups of crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into a greased 12" x 9" x 2+1/2" baking dish. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Pour cream cheese mixture over the crust. Spread evenly.
  6. Combine cranberry sauce with corn starch, spoon over cream cheese mixture. The cranberry sauce will be a very thin layer, so spread it evenly, the best you can.
  7. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving, or over night. Best served chilled.
  9. Yields: 2 dozen

 

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 xo Anna and Liz

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    January 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I bet they are tasty! Thanks and it's so good to see you again!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      January 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you Tricia! It feels good to be back!

  • Reply
    Patty Cook
    January 23, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    These look amazing!! Just pinned them on Pinterest. Will try when not dieting to lose those holiday pounds!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      January 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks Patty! They will go fast!!

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