Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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I received this recipe from a co-worker who made these heavenly bars for a potluck. Since they combine two favorite flavors—chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake—in one bite, they were a hit with our three grown children. —Jane Nolt, Narvon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture until blended. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.
  2. Set aside a third of the dough for topping. Press remaining dough into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Spoon over crust.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of reserved dough over filling. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars in Country Woman January/February 2001, p29

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2016

"I made exactly as directed but they came out quite dry. My family was not impressed with them."

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"Super easy and delicious but be sure to make ahead so they can cool long enough to cut nicely. Great for potlucks."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"these are so good, family favorite, more time consuming than boxed brownie mix but well worth it."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"We were given some of these from our neighbors. Awesome!! I have made these several times since. I added a1/4 cup of cocoanut and sub walnuts. Very good!!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Family loved this recipe!"

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