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Caramel Cheesecake Bars with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

Caramel Cheesecake Bars with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

Caramel, cheesecake, and chocolate chip cookies are three pretty universally loved things. I combined them to create these Caramel Cheesecake Bars with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust. Yum!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 package of Nestle Pre-Cut Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 16 ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce


  1. Heat your oven to 325 degrees, and line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer, and beat on a medium speed until it is smooth. Pour in the sugar and sour cream and beat to combine. Add the eggs to the cream cheese one at a time, mixing after each addition. Then add the vanilla and mix to incorporate.
  3. Place the cookie dough in the baking pan and use a spoon to press into the bottom of the pan so that the dough evenly coats the pan.
    How to make Caramel Cheesecake Bars - step 1
  4. Pour the cheesecake filling over the cookie dough.
  5. Spoon the caramel sauce on top of the cheesecake filling and swirl it in with a knife.
  6. Place in the oven to bake for 40 minutes, or until the center of the cheesecake has set.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, place the cheesecake bars in the refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill before cutting.

Recipe Notes

In order to save time, I used store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough. I made the cheesecake filling and the caramel from scratch, and I wanted to reduce the preparation time and the amount of mess. If you want to save yourself even more time you could use store-bought caramel sauce. Using store-bought dough and store-bought caramel would take the active preparation time down to under 10 minutes.