Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Praline Cheesecake Bars

This decadent cheesecake bar combines the irresistible flavors of cheesecake, pecan and caramel. Bars are easier to serve to a crowd than cake, so bring them to your next Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years Eve party!

30 min. prep time
36 bars
353 Ratings



1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons sugar


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup caramel dip or caramel apple dip


1/2 cup caramel dip or caramel apple dip
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Heat oven 350°F. Line 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Butter foil; set aside.

Combine all crust ingredients in bowl; mix well. Press evenly into prepared pan.

Combine brown sugar, cream cheese and flour in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add sour cream, egg and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add 1/3 cup caramel dip; continue beating until well mixed.

Spread filling evenly over crust.  Bake 40-50 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (Center will appear slightly soft.) Cool 15 minutes.

Combine 1/2 cup caramel dip and pecans in bowl; spread over cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. 

Lift bars from pan, using foil ends.  Cut into bars.  Store refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 120

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 90mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #14400©2009Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this recipe today and we loved it. Making it is very easy, but heating the caramel would be so much easier to spread and I will certainly try that the next time I make the bars.
I made this recipe over the weekend and it turned out great! Everyone from family members to co-workers (I had to bring some into work to share) loved these bars and commented on how good they tasted, They are also very easy to make. To make mine a little more diet friendly, I used fat-free sour cream and light cream cheese and it didn't compromise anything on the taste! I also heated the caramel dip for 30 seconds in the microwave before stirring in the pecans, which made it easier to spread on top of the cheesecake. So happy I found this recipe!
This recipe is surprisingly easy the only hard part is the 4 hour wait while it "sets" so I made mine at night before bed and it was ready the next morning to go with my husbands morning coffee he described it as "heaven" I will definitely be making this recipe for many years to come and Iv already thought of a few variations to try out such as crushing toffee on the top with the caramel instead of just the pecans.

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