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Cream Cheese Streusel Bars Recipe

A crisp topping, an oh-so-chocolaty crust and a soft cream cheese filling make these delectable bars over-the-top indulgent. This recipe comes together in not time and everyone loves it.—Janet Coops, Duarte, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:15 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar, cocoa and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup for topping; press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 8-12 minutes or until set.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, egg and vanilla until blended. Pour over crust; top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 359 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Cream Cheese Streusel Bars

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jbhurt User ID: 3330593 67246
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"Oh, my goodness, this has been one of our favorites for many years! I use granulated sugar instead of confectioners, though. Last year I began doubling the filling. Heavenly!"

lorith User ID: 1906502 208617
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2009

" Thanks for the warning Donna!

donna63 User ID: 2704912 101829
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2009

"These were not good at all. The "streusel" was like cake. It wasn't crumbly at all. The filling wasn't all that great either. Don't waste your good ingredients on this dud of a recipe."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.