Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars

Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars are a delightful twist on the classic cheesecake. Creamy, decadent, and perfectly portioned, these bars offer all the flavors you love in a cheesecake but in a more convenient and shareable form. Whether you’re preparing a dessert for a special occasion or simply craving a sweet indulgence, these cheesecake bars will satisfy your palate and leave you coming back for more. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through creating your own Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars that are sure to impress and delight.


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

For the Topping (Optional):

  • Fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Fruit preserves or pie filling (strawberry, cherry, or your choice)


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal.

Step 2: Prepare the Crust

  1. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted unsalted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  2. Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to create the crust.

Step 3: Prepare the Cheesecake Filling

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the granulated sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese. Beat until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure a uniform mixture.

Step 4: Pour and Bake

  1. Pour the cheesecake filling over the graham cracker crust in the baking dish. Smooth the top with a spatula to create an even layer.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.

Step 5: Cool and Chill

  1. Remove the cheesecake bars from the oven and allow them to cool to room temperature in the baking dish.
  2. Once cooled, cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until the cheesecake is fully chilled and set. For the best results, you can chill it overnight.

Step 6: Garnish and Serve

  1. Lift the cheesecake bars out of the baking dish using the parchment paper overhangs.
  2. If desired, top the cheesecake bars with fresh berries and a drizzle of fruit preserves or pie filling.
  3. Slice the cheesecake into bars, serve, and enjoy!


Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars offer all the creamy decadence of classic cheesecake in a convenient and shareable form. With a buttery graham cracker crust and a luscious cream cheese filling, these bars are a dessert lover’s dream. Whether garnished with fresh berries or served as-is, these cheesecake bars are a delightful treat for any occasion. Enjoy the creamy delight of Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars!

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