Almond Cheesecake Bars Recipe
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Almond Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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The recipe for these delicious cheesecake bars is from my sister-in-law. I've brought them to many functions, and everyone always asks for the recipe. —Mary Couser, Maple Plain, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 145 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.


  1. Combine the flour, butter and confectioners' sugar; press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and extract until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Combine the frosting ingredients until smooth; spread over bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Cheesecake Bars in Country Extra March 2009, p51

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lambasio User ID: 4065974 263840
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2017

"Delicious! My only complaint is that the crust was a little dry. Otherwise, I'm a fan and I will be making these again.

Note: I misread the amount of milk in the frosting as Tbsp no Tsp. Luckily I only added 3 of the 5 it called for. Made my frosting quite running, but adding in more powdered sugar helped fix the problem."

strokin502 User ID: 8777609 248231
Reviewed May. 15, 2016


cherylo64 User ID: 6247176 208860
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"These are good & easy to make. I love almond flavored desserts. To reviewer vrdeboer, 1. This is a dessert, what do you expect? 2. Please don't comment on recipes you obviously haven't made. 3. I'm also a diabetic & if I choose to indulge in a real dessert I know it's going to have butter & sugar, some of us trade carbs & don't use nasty fake sugar products."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 169780
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"Made this dessert for a received some good reviews, but I don't think people were blown away. I enjoyed the shortbread crust and the almond flavoring in the custard and frosting. Next time I would add crushed or sliced toasted almonds to the top, as stated with others. Perhaps even incorporate fresh cherries or cherry filling into the recipe. :)"

Mary0806 User ID: 1467961 67906
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"This recipe is so easy but looks elegant and tastes amazing! I will makes this again and again. I almost ate the whole pan myself. . ."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 169778
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"This is a delicious recipe that's easy to adapt for diabetics. I cut the sugar in half for the base & filling. Also, as a previous reviewer said, the carb count is very low for a dessert & that's what diabetics usually use to judge a recipe. I've been diabetic for 43 years, been a finalist in Pillsbury bake-Off, & have lots of experience adapting & creating recipes for diabetics because I love desserts & have 6 kids who have been raised on low-sugar treats. Don't dismiss a recipe because of sugar, flour, etc. Exercise is also a great way to burn off these things! Lots of ways to live a normal life!"

Delainessister User ID: 6024836 151888
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"I have not tried these yet, but love almond- extract or almond-paste recipes so I'm sure I will love these.

I wanted to comment, as a diabetic, to the reviewer who thought these were inappropriate for someone with diabetes. Most desserts aren't the best for a diabetic; however, I have to say that only 145 calories, 9 grams fat, and 15 carbs (which by the way is considered the lower end of the snack range by Kaiser Permanente) sounds pretty doggone good when you want to enjoy a piece of dessert."

Lynnspec User ID: 5232971 169776
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"bars were delicious...they didn't last long!!"

rachelu User ID: 2209328 164488
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"I love anything almond flavored and these did not disappoint. Followed the recipe as is and they turned out great."

dalbailey User ID: 6814682 125484
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"These were soo good i did everything the same except i coloured the icing pink and put coconut on top for xmas serving excellent"

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