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Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Rich and delicious cheesecake bars with a swirl of strawberry jam.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 55 minutes
Total 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 234 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Crust:

  • 7 whole graham crackers crushed (about 1 cup of fine crumbs)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt

For the Filling:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons seedless strawberry jam


  1. Make the Crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil, allowing excess to hang over the edges of the pan; lightly grease the foil.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, flour and salt to combine. Drizzle the melted butter over the mixture and use a fork to mix it until the entire mixture is moistened. Turn the mixture out into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Bake until the crust to starts to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the granulated sugar and beat until it is completely incorporated. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition until well combined. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated. Pour the batter over the baked crust.
  4. Using a spoon, drop dollops of the strawberry jam all over the surface of the cheesecake batter, then use a toothpick or skewer to gently swirl the jam into the batter. Bake until the edges are set but the center still jiggles slightly, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely on a wire rack, about 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 3 hours. Lift the cheesecake out of the pan and slice into bars. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 565IU11%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.