Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars

These Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars combine the flavors of a classic cinnamon roll with a creamy cheesecake filling, creating a delightful dessert that is perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe is a heavenly marriage of two beloved treats – cinnamon rolls and cheesecake. The buttery cinnamon swirls running through the creamy cheesecake layer will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you craving for more.

Ingredients:

  • FOR CRUST:
  • 2 cups cinnamon graham crackers, finely crushed
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • FOR CHEESECAKE:
  • 2 (8 oz pkgs) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • FOR CINNAMON SWIRL:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 Tbsp ground cinnamon (depending on how cinnamon-y you want it)
  • 6 Tbsp butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8×8 pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cinnamon graham crumbs, melted butter, and brown sugar until completely moistened. Press the mixture evenly along the bottom of the pan and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.
  3. While the crust bakes, prepare your cheesecake. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy, about 1 minute. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, followed by the vanilla. Lastly, beat in the sour cream. Set the mixture aside.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Spread half of the cheesecake mixture into the prepared crust. Top with half of the cinnamon mixture. Draw lines with the cinnamon mixture into the cheesecake and then swirl them together with a butter knife. Top with the remaining cheesecake, then the remaining cinnamon mixture, swirling together.
  6. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the cheesecake is set and the center is just a little jiggly. Cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: Per serving

Storage: Store these Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a more intense cinnamon flavor, adjust the amount of ground cinnamon in the cinnamon swirl mixture according to your preference.
  • Make sure to cool the bars completely before refrigerating to allow the cheesecake to set properly.

Enjoy these indulgent Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars as a sweet treat for dessert or a special occasion!

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