Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars

We took the flavor of your favorite breakfast bun and turned it into a decadent cheesecake bar.

overhead view of Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Cool Time:
1 hr
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
16 bars


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 cup finely crushed cinnamon graham crackers

  • cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Coat foil with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup of the melted butter, and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar until well mixed. Press mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and golden brown.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat cream cheese and the remaining 3/4 cup sugar with a mixer on medium to high about 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well mixed. Beat in sour cream and vanilla until smooth.

  4. In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/3 cup melted butter, the brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in 3 Tbsp. of the cream cheese mixture until smooth.

  5. Spread half of the remaining cream cheese mixture over the prepared crust. Top with half of the cinnamon mixture. Using a butter knife or small metal spatula, swirl cinnamon mixture into cheesecake layer. Top with remaining cream cheese and cinnamon mixtures, swirling together again.

  6. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until edges are puffed and center is nearly set. Cool in pan on a wire rack 1 hour. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Use foil to lift out uncut bars. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
24g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 91mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 18.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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