These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars are easy to make and total crowdpleasers!

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

These Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars combine multiple desserts into one bite! You have a crumbly pecan crust on the bottom, creamy cheesecake in the middle, and chocolate chip cookie dough on top.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake bars, cookie dough cheesecake bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16 (one 8x8 pan)
Calories 363kcal


For the Crust:

  • 1.5 cups finely chopped pecans*
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2.5 oz all-purpose flour, by weight (1/2 cup, measured)
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted

For the Cookie Dough:

  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3.75 oz all purpose flour, by weight (3/4 cup, measured)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the Cheesecake:

  • 12 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and let the paper hang over the sides.
  • Make the crust: Stir to combine the pecans, sugar, and flour. Stir in the butter, until crumbly and evenly moistened. Transfer the mixture to the pan, then press firmly and evenly into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • While the crust cools, make the cookie dough by beating together the butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt, egg and vanilla, until smooth. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour. Right before the flour has been completely mixed in, add the chocolate chips. Set aside.
  • For the cheesecake, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and continue mixing until smooth. Pour the cheesecake batter onto your crust. Then add your cookie dough on top of that by dropping small clumps on top.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes. After 30 minutes, the cookie dough will still look gooey, but that’s how you want it for a more cookie dough-like experience. If you want a more crisp and cookie-like experience, you can fully bake for a total of 35 minutes.
  • Chill the bars completely in the fridge, then cut into bars. This ensures you get clean slices. Enjoy!


*You can buy finely chopped pecans or you can use a food processor


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.7mg