Cranberry Cheesecake Bars


November 16, 2016

A mix of a traditional holiday favorite and a classic dessert, these cranberry cheesecake bars are the perfect way to end any holiday dinner.

  • Yields: 32 Bars


1 package (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 eggs

1/3 cup chopped pecans

2 packages (8 oz ea) cream cheese, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-1 1/4 cups whole berry cranberry sauce


Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Spray 9x13 cake pan with non-stick spray.

Stir together cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, softened butter and 1 egg until crumbly; stir in chopped nuts; press mixture evenly into bottom of prepared cake pan.

Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 eggs until smooth and creamy; spread cream cheese mixture over crust.

Stir cranberry sauce and spoon in rows down the length of the pan. Using a butter knife, gently swirl cranberry and cream cheese. Bake 40-45 minutes or until cream cheese is set and crust is cooked. Cool before cutting. Cut into 32 bars. Refrigerate leftovers.


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