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.

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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.

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.
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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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, cheesecake bars, Christmas Baking, gingerbread cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 195 kcal

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 cup gingersnap cookies crushed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted

For the cheesecake

  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 can sweetened 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

Instructions

  1. Grind up the mini gingerbread man cookies in a blender until they're crumbs. Add the melted butter and press into a 8x8 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.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Potassium 229mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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

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