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Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Many people love cheesecake but never really tried to make one themselves. Read this recipe about Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars and try making it yourself.

Cinnamon roll cheesecake bars in a plate.

Most people love cheesecake, but many people have never tried to make one themselves. They may read recipes and see things like water baths and springform pans and think, “Nope. Cheesecake is too complicated for me.” This recipe for Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars takes away any of the complications that baking a homemade cheesecake may present.

Cinnamon roll cheesecake bars in a plate.

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars Recipe

April Freeman
Who doesn’t like creamy, sweet cheesecake? Who doesn’t like a warm, tasty cinnamon roll? Our recipe for Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars combines both of these popular foods into one scrumptious recipe.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Dozen


  • Oven
  • Electric Mixer
  • Saucepan
  • Aluminum foil


Crust Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Graham Crackers finely Crushed
  • Cup Butter
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar

Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 2 8 ounce blocks of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream

Cinnamon Swirl Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon 
  • 6 tbsp Butter


  • Turn on your oven to 325 degrees to preheat.
  • Line a nine inch square square pan with aluminum foil. To do this easily, turn the pan upside down and place it on your work surface. Mold the foil to the bottom of your pan, gently lift the foil, flip the pan right-side up, and then set the molded foil into the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray and set the prepared pan aside.
    Aluminum foil for cake crust.
  • First, you will prepare the crust. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and the brown sugar. Use your hands to press the mixture on the bottom of the pan in an even layer.
    Aluminum foil and crust graham.
  • Put the pan in the oven and bake the crust for about 10 to 12 minutes. When the crust is golden brown, remove it from the oven.
  • As the crust is baking, you can prepare the cheesecake filling. Wipe out the bowl that you used for the crust with a clean paper towel. Put the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl and beat them together with an electric mixer for about a minute. Add the eggs, beating after each one. Add the vanilla and the sour cream. Set this bowl aside and move on to making the cinnamon swirl mixture.
    Electric mixer whipping cream.
  • In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter and add the brown sugar, stirring to combine. Add the flour and the cinnamon.
    Flour, cinnamon in a pan.
  • Spread half of the cheesecake mixture into the prebaked crust. Spoon about half of the cinnamon mixture onto the cheesecake. Use a butter knife to swirl the cinnamon mixture into the cheesecake.
  • Add the remaining cheesecake mixture. Top the cheesecake with the rest of the cinnamon mixture and swirl it again.
    Cinnamon mixture and cheesecake.
  • Bake the cheesecake bars for about 35 to 40 minutes. The cheesecake will be set and the center of the bars will be just slightly jiggly. 
  • Remove the cheesecake bars from the oven and let them cool on the counter for about an hour. Cover the pan with foil or a lid and refrigerate for 2 or 3 hours. Remove the bars from the refrigerator. Use the aluminum foil to lift the bars from the pan to a cutting board. Slice the bars into one inch squares. Serve.
    Cinnamon roll cheesecake bars in a plate.
  • Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week in a tightly sealed container.


Many people are cutting down on the size of their homes just because it is less wasteful to have a smaller house that you fully enjoy, versus a large one in which only a few rooms are frequently used. This means that if you have downsized, your kitchen is probably smaller, which means that the number of specialty kitchen gadgets that you own is probably fewer. When kitchen storage space is limited, you have to carefully pick and choose which things you have on hand. If you have downsized, you probably have gotten rid of anything like a springform pan that you would need to make a traditional cheesecake. That doesn’t mean, however, that making delicious recipes like cheesecake is altogether off limits. You will just have to be more creative in how you choose to make certain things.
This dessert is a bar recipe. That means that as long as you have a square baking pan, you can make this recipe. No fancy baking pans needed. To help you get the cheesecake bars out of the pan, you will simply line it with aluminum foil. When the recipe is complete, you’ll just lift the bars out of the pan using the foil. With a recipe like this one, your family can enjoy the taste and texture of yummy cheesecake without crowding your kitchen with a springform pan that is only used a few times a year.
This recipe is an excellent dessert recipe. If you slice it onto some pretty plates and add a few artfully cut strawberries, you won’t be able to beat it for presentation. Not only is this recipe pretty to look at, the flavor is amazing. With swirls of rich cinnamon flavor alternating with creamy vanilla cheesecake, everyone at the table will be asking for seconds.
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