Cherry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Cherry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Cherry Cheesecake Bars Recipe


  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs (2 packs of graham crackers)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (12 Tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 1 (3 oz.) package cherry gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • whipped cream, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 13×9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse graham crackers until crumbly. Mix in sugar and melted butter until crust forms.
  3. Press graham cracker crust into prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Let crust cool before topping with cheesecake mixture.
  4. In a small saucepan, boil water. Add cherry gelatin mixture to a small bowl. Add boiling water to gelatin mixture and stir until completely dissolved. Let cool before adding to cream cheese mixture.
  5. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and creamy.
  6. Add cooled cherry gelatin and heavy whipping cream and mix until completely combined.
  7. The cream cheese mixture will start out runny, but don’t give up. Keep beating it until it thickens. Also, if your using a stand mixer switch to a wire whip attachment.
  8. Pour cheesecake mixture on top of cooled crust. Place in fridge for at least 4 hours before cutting into squares. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
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