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Churro Cheesecake Bars

What's better than a churro? Churro flavored cheesecake! This incredible recipe is made with only 7 ingredients and it comes together in minutes. It's flavored with lots of cinnamon sugar, a buttery flaky crust, and sweet and tangy cream cheese filling.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 21 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Chill time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 49 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 284kcal


Cinnamon sugar:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Cheesecake bars:

  • Two 8-oz packages refrigerated crescent roll dough or sheets
  • 16 oz full fat cream cheese softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • see note for optional toppings


Cinnamon sugar:

  • Combine cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.

Cheeecake bars:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack in the middle of the oven. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar in the bottom.
  • Open one tube of crescent rolls. Unroll the dough and press the seams together to form one rectangular piece. Place into the bottom of the prepared 9x13 baking pan, it should cover the whole bottom of the pan.
  • Combine cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla, beating until smooth and well combined. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust and spread into an even layer.
  • Using the second tube of crescent roll dough, unroll and press the seams together (just like you did with the first one) and place it over the cream cheese layer. It should cover the cream cheese completely.
  • Pour melted butter over the top and spread it into an even layer (I use the back of a spoon). Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake for 26-30 minutes, until the crescent dough has puffed and is golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool completely, then transfer to the fridge until chilled. Once chilled, cut and serve.


Optional toppings:

  • Dulce de leche or salted caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Honey
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Fresh strawberries


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg