4th of July Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars


 
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These 4th of July Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are perfect for the upcoming holiday. Delicious, simple and certain to steal the show! 

4th of July Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Desserts are always fun but when you combine chocolate chips, M&M’s, and cheesecake? The result is going to be amazing. The bar is set really high when it comes to this tasty treat. It’s like a magical combination of cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies…they were made for one another.

Not only can you make this recipe to keep for you and your family and home, but if you have a 4th of July party or outdoor BBQ coming up, they are perfect for that as well.

Have fun creating this simple dessert recipe. It’s about to be your new favorite dessert!

Ingredients needed for homemade cheesecake bars

  • 2 Sticks of Butter (1 cup) – softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 12oz Package of Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 Cup Holiday M&Ms

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Mixture:

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg  (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

How to make 4th of July Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees. 

Mix all the “wet” ingredients for the cookie dough (butter, eggs, vanilla).

Add in all dry ingredients – (flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt.

Fold in Chocolate Chips.

Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. 

Press a little more than half of the cookie dough into the pan lined with parchment paper. Press down firmly to create an even base. 

In a medium-size mixing bowl, beat cream cheese well. 

Mix in the sugar and beat until combined. 

Add in the vanilla and egg and beat until smooth. 

Pour the cheesecake mixture over the top of the cookie dough base. 

Crumble the remaining cookie dough over the top. 

Sprinkle on peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and holiday M&Ms.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. 

Remove from oven and let cool completely. 

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

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4th of July Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

These 4th of July Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are so simple and delicious!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cheesecake bars
Ingredients
Ingredients for cookie base:
  • 2 Sticks of Butter (1 cup) – softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 12oz Package of Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 Cup Holiday M&Ms
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Mixture:
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg  (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees. 



  2. Mix all the "wet" ingredients for the cookie dough (butter, eggs, vanilla).



  3. Add in all dry ingredients - (flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt.



  4. Fold in Chocolate Chips.



  5. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. 



  6. Press a little more than half of the cookie dough into the pan lined with parchment paper. Press down firmly to create an even base. 



  7. In a medium size mixing bowl, beat cream cheese well. 



  8. Mix in the sugar and beat until combined. 



  9. Add in the vanilla and egg and beat until smooth. 



  10. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the top of the cookie dough base. 



  11. Crumble the remaining cookie dough over the top. 



  12. Sprinkle on peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and holiday M&Ms.



  13. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. 



  14. Remove from oven and let cool completely. 



  15. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 



 


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