Maple-Bourbon Cheesecake Bars

These yummy cheesecake bars are a definite knockout. Flavored with a dash of bourbon and maple syrup, this easy cheesecake bar recipe will quickly become a favorite.

Maple-Bourbon Cheesecake Bars
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
39 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
30 mins
32 bars


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans

  • 2 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoon bourbon

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 recipe Maple Drizzle

  • Pecan halves, toasted (optional)

Maple Drizzle

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray.

  2. For crust, in a medium bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Beat in powdered sugar until combined. Add the 1 1/2 cups flour and beat on low until mixture begins to cling together. Stir in the 1/2 cup pecans. Press firmly into bottom of the prepared pan. Bake 14 minutes or until very light golden.

  3. For filling, in a large bowl beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium until fluffy. Beat in maple syrup, bourbon, the 1 Tbsp. flour, and the salt until combined. Beat in eggs on low just until combined. Pour filling over baked crust.

  4. Bake 25 minutes or until edges are puffed and center is set. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, use edges of foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars. Drizzle with Maple Drizzle and, if desired, top with pecan halves.

Maple Drizzle

  1. In a small saucepan stir together maple syrup and bourbon. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 12 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup and slightly thickened; cool. Chill, covered, for up to 1 week.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 64mg 1%
Folate, total 14.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*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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