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Cream Cheese Streusel Bars

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
  • Makes
    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


  • 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 11x7-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 8-12 minutes or until set.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 359 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • kered
    Jul 9, 2017

    I like this recipe when I'm trying to be a little calorie conscious. It still seems pretty high in calories and is a little too sweet for my taste which is a problem in a lot of recipes using condensed milk. The over all taste and texturewere great. I didn't really care that the streusel part wasn't that typical, as the other reader did. I have sometimes made it without the streusel top leaving the rest in the crust, with brickle pieces on the top.

  • jbhurt
    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
    Feb 3, 2009

     Thanks for the warning Donna!

  • donna63
    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.