Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bars will be a pleasing dessert for your next family gathering or summertime cookout. Made with a graham cracker crust, a creamy center, and topped with homemade strawberry pie filling. What’s not to love?

Summertime is the season for grilled foods, cookouts with friends, and lazy weekends around the pool. It’s also the time to have a quick and easy dessert for those last-minute plans that require very little prep work. 

One of my favorite desserts is cheesecake. There are so many varieties to choose from when it comes to cheesecake. But, ONE of my favorites is strawberry, and these cheesecake bars are the perfect combination of creamy, rich, and sweetness.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars are easy to make, delicious and will feed a crowd. They are easy to transport, and the best part, you can make this dessert a day ahead, and it will be fabulous!

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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
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What Are The Ingredients for Strawberry Cheesecake Bars?

2 Sleeves graham crackers

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup sugar

2 8 ounce packages cream cheese

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

16 ounces Cool Whip

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cans Strawberry Pie Filling or Homemade Pie Filling

How Do I Make Strawberry Cheesecake Bars from Scratch?

  1. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Transfer to a 13″ X 9″ baking dish and press down firmly to form the crust.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until lightly brown. Set aside to cool completely.
  4. For the Cheesecake: Using a mixer, beat together the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and vanilla.
  5. Fold in the whipped topping and mix until well combined.
  6. Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Be careful not to disturb the crust too much.
  7. Spread Pie Filling over the top of the cream cheese layer. Don’t be stingy with the topping. Make it thick!
  8. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. 

How Do I Serve Cheesecake Bars?

Using a spatula or knife, cut into squares and serve. You will want seconds of this dessert, so save room.

Can I Make These Ahead of Time?

Yes, these will be fine to make a day or two in advance. They keep well in the refrigerator. I have made this dessert two days in advance, and it was great! This dessert will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator–if it’s not eaten before. 🙂

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How Do I Make Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling?

Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling is easier than you may believe. With just 6 simple ingredients, you can have the best homemade pie filling you have ever tasted. Check out this post on How to Make Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling.

Do you have extra strawberries? Check out this post on How to Freeze Strawberries. Frozen strawberries make the perfect pie filling.

These Strawberry Cheesecake Bars have a deliciously sweet glaze that sits on top of a rich and creamy center and has the most wonderful buttery crust. This dessert will not disappoint your family or your guest. It’s perfect for any special occasion, potluck, barbecue cookout, or just for a treat on the weekend. Enjoy!

Be sure to try my Homemade Strawberry Cobbler for another simple dessert. 

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast makes a great start for any day of the week. 

 Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are another favorite of mine. They all seem to disappear when I serve this at a family gathering. 

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Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Gina Abernathy
These Strawberry Cheesecake Bars have a deliciously sweet glaze that sits on top of a rich and creamy center and has the most wonderful buttery crust. This dessert will not disappoint your family or your guest. It's perfect for any special occasion, potluck, barbecue cookout, or just for a treat on the weekend. Enjoy!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sleeves graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 16 ounce Cool Whip
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cans Strawberry Pie Filling or Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  • Transfer to a 13" X 9" baking dish and press down firmly to form the crust.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 -15 minutes or until lightly brown. Set aside to cool completely.
  • For the Cheesecake: Using a mixer, beat together the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and vanilla.
  • Fold in the whipped topping and mix until well combined.
  • Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Be careful not to disturb the crust too much.
  • Spread Pie Filling over the top of the cream cheese layer. Don't be stingy with the topping. Make it thick!
  • Cover and refrigerate for several hours. 
Keyword Homemade Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

31 Comments

  1. My little one loves strawberries so I know that she’ll love this! Strawberry season is just starting so perfect timing!

  2. 5 stars
    This is so perfect for summer I love an easy dessert and the fact that it has minimal ingredients is just the absolute best.

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