Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

These gingerbread cheesecake bars are an easy holiday twist on a traditional cheesecake favorite. Whether you call them bars, squares, or Christmas baking – these are going to my favorite cheesecake recipes folder.

These gingerbread cheesecake bars are an easy holiday twist on a traditional cheesecake favorite. Whether you call them bars, squares, or Christmas baking - these are going to my favorite cheesecake recipes folder.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

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I had originally planned to create this recipe as a no bake cheesecake bar recipe, but it didn’t work out that way.

Funny how that works.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

As I stood over my cheesecake filling, I contemplated on if it was too runny for cheesecake bars. Yes, I knew it would firm up in the fridge and even if it was really soft, I was positive it would still taste incredible (I was tasting it there with a spoon).

That being said, I knew that for photo’s sake, I wanted a firmer cheesecake bar.

Gingerbread cheesecake recipe

So as I stood over the gingerbread cheesecake filling wondering how I was going to have it firm up in the oven (I’m not a baker guys, my stuff does not turn out perfect). I was inspired by this key lime pie recipe and remembered that eggs, lemon juice, and sweetened condensed milk firmed up in the oven so I gave it a shot.

Hallelujah, it worked!

Gingerbread Cheesecake Squares

Gingerbread Cheesecake Squares

This recipe is a part of the 2017 Holiday Entertaining Guide, I have partnered with three other bloggers to bring you recipes to make this holiday season the tastiest yet!

This week is about bars and squares. Check out the others:

I made this recipe using an 8×8 pan and cut them into 9.

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Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

These gingerbread cheesecake bars are a simple holiday twist on a traditional cheesecake. They are perfect for easy Christmas Baking recipes for gifts!

Ingredients:

For the crust

  • 1 cup gingerbread cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the cheesecake

  • 1 package cream cheese (8oz)
  • 1/2 cansweetenedd condensed milk
  • 3 tbsps fancy molasses
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Optional Topping

  • Whipped cream with cinnamon
  • Mini gingerbread man cookies

Directions:

  1. Grind up the mini gingerbread man cookies in a blender until they’re crumbs. Add the melted butter and press into a 8×8 pan.
  2. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese until soft. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Pour over the gingerbread crumbs and use a spatula to smooth over.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Let cool for an hour and then cover with wrap and place in the fridge.
  6. Cut into squares and top with mini gingerbread cookies.
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Gingerbread cheesecake bars are a simple holiday twist on a traditional cheesecake recipe. Whether you call them bars or squares just know that these are a perfect for easy Christmas Baking recipes. If you use them as Christmas baking gifts, your neighbors will love you!

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

2 comments on “Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars”

  1. these look delicious, I am going to try and then use my click start club skills to photograph and share. I hope I do you justice

    Rating: 5

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