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Cranberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Cranberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

"I came across this recipe several years ago, and it's become a family favorite," shares Rhonda Lund of Laramie, Wyoming. A crumbly oat topping and crust sandwich the smooth cream cheese and sweet-tart cranberry fillings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar and butter; mix until crumbly. Press 2-1/2 cups of the crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the milk, egg whites, vanilla and remaining flour. Spoon over prepared crust. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce and cornstarch. Spoon over cream cheese mixture.
  • 3. Sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 142 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

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cee-jay User ID: 1579946 237040
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"Question: Do these bars with condensed milk, cream cheese and eggs need to be refrigated after being baked? Also can they be frozen successfully?"

nancy headlee User ID: 5479331 46100
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"The cranberry is very subtle, but these are wonderful. Dangerous to have around. Thank you for a recipe I will make over and over again. Based on another review, I didn't use all of the left over crumbs for topping. Try them, these are good!!"

grniis2 User ID: 5615142 123134
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

"These bars were very good. A nice dessert for Thanksgiving. Makes a nice light treat after all that filling food.

Also made and took to work, everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe."

mary margert User ID: 7006759 46099
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"i have made many time i really enjoy this bars"

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 87102
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I made these last night to take to a Super Bowl party. The recipe really makes a big batch! I think the reason other reviewers are finding them "bland", "ok", or not as tart as expected, is because there is too much of the crumb mixture. Next time I will reduce it by about 1 cup. It would also be good to add another full or half can of cranberries. But overall, tasty. And I was asked for the recipe!"

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 137644
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"these were ok,not as good as I was expecting"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1490338 45855
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"I thought these were on the bland side. I was expecting more of that tart cranberry taste."

cynthiaelliott User ID: 1867504 61718
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2010

"These bars were delicious, and very easy to make. I will definitely make them again."

twinkle_toes User ID: 544493 137636
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"This is a great recipe and so easy on the waistline. I make this often to take to parties."

twinkle_toes User ID: 544493 123005
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"I have made this recipe a number of times. It is delicious and it is great that I can fit it into my healthy eating plan"

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