Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars

Cranberry, cream cheese and chocolate chips create this easy bar.

20 min. prep time
36 bars
242 Ratings



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped


4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside. 

Combine butter and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, oats and orange zest; beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture

Firmly press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes. 

Combine cream cheese and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Add whipping cream and vanilla, beat until smooth. 

Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture gently over filling. Continue baking 27-30 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tip

For additional orange flavor, use orange-flavored sweetened dried cranberries.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 110

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14658©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

The base of this bar is exceptional. However, my filling did not set up good as a 'bar'. It was very soft. Perhaps this is the way it is suppose to be.
This was a big hit with my family tonight! Might even make them next year during the holidays to give away to friends. It's hard not to keep eating them. Love the cranberry, chocolate, oatmeal, cream cheese combo. I didn't use the orange peel this time around and they were still good. Next time I'll try it w/ the orange peel.

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