Strawberry Cheesecake Bars with Pretzel Crust
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Serves: 16 bars
A super easy cheesecake bar recipe with a pretzel crust topped with chopped strawberries and dark chocolate. Prep and cook times DO NOT include the time required for the bars to cool. Be sure to read through the entire recipe to give yourself enough time for the cheesecake to cool and then chill.
  • 2 cups crushed pretzel crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 (8 ounce) bricks of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9 X 9 baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Butter the lining and set the pan aside.
  2. Combine the crushed pretzel crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sugar and beat on medium high for another minute or two. You want it to be light. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Then beat in the vanilla and salt.
  4. Pour the batter over the crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 275F and bake for the remaining 15 minutes.
  5. Turn the oven off, crack the door, and let the bars cool until they reach room temperature IN the oven. This prevents the cheesecake from cracking.
  6. Cover the top of the cooled cheesecake with the chopped strawberries. Drizzle the melted chocolate over everything.
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight before cutting and serving.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at