Best Chocolate Raspberry cheesecake bars recipe on a white serving plate with chocolate sauce drizzle and fresh raspberries as a garnish

Best Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Chocolate, raspberry, and cheesecake – how could you go wrong?! These decadent cheesecake bars are the perfect combination of sweet, chocolatey crust, smooth, creamy cheesecake, and tart raspberry topping. They are a perfect dessert for any occasion!

Chocolate Raspberry cheesecake bars on a serving plate topped with whipped cream, fresh raspberries.  A bite is taken out of the cheesecake and is on a fork.

Cheesecake has always been one of my favorite desserts, but sometimes plain ole cheesecake just doesn’t cut it. I love to try different variations, and these chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars have topped the list as one of my favorites! Whether you want a simple weeknight dessert or a dessert that will impress at a dinner or holiday party, these chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars are the perfect choice. 

These cheesecake bars only require a few ingredients and can be whipped up in just a few minutes and then become a mix it and forget recipe – you just mix them up and then let them chill in the fridge until they are ready! Simply make your crust, mix your cream cheese and powdered sugar, add in your whipped cream, and put it all together. All that’s left to do after that is top with raspberries and let it chill. Easy as pie (or cake?)!

Why You’ll Love These Easy Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

  • Once they are mixed up, all you have to do is let these bars chill in the fridge!
  • They are the perfect combination of flavors – chocolate, raspberry, and creamy cheesecake – yum!
  • This recipe makes enough bars for your whole family to enjoy. 
  • The crust is pure chocolatey, crunchy goodness!
  • The center is smooth, creamy cheesecake that pairs perfectly with the raspberry topping. 
  • These are a delicious, versatile dessert that can be served on a casual weeknight or for a special occasion.

Ingredients For Your Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Crust

  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs, or chocolate teddy graham crumbs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Raspberry Topping

  • 21 oz. raspberry preserves

How To Make Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with baking spray.

Step 2: Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar. Pour into the prepared baking dish and press evenly into the pan.

Step 3: Bake for 8 minutes and let cool completely.

Step 4: In a medium size mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.

Step 5: In another mixing bowl beat heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer until it reaches soft peaks.

Step 6: Gently fold whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until combined. Spread over the cooled chocolate crust.

Step 7: Top the cheesecake layer with raspberry preserves. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours. It’s a great dessert to make the day before. Enjoy!

close up shot of chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars on a fork for eating

What to Serve/Pair with Your Best Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

These chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars are the perfect dessert pairing for just about any meal! They also make a great accompaniment on a dessert tray. Try serving them with these Muddy Buddy Cookies or if you want to stick to the raspberry flavor, these Easy Razzleberry Crescent Rolls. Talk about a sugar rush!

Popular Substitutions & Additions

If you are in a rush, you can opt for a store bought chocolate crust and just add your filling and toppings. Keep in mind, though, that the ratios may be a little off because the recipe calls for a 9×13 pan, not a pie crust.

For some extra crunch, top with chopped pecans or walnuts.

If the raspberry preserves are too sweet for you (or if you have picky eaters in your house), you can top with fresh raspberries, or serve the preserves on the side.

Storage & Leftovers

If you have leftover chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars, you can store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure that they are in a sealed, air tight container. Just a heads up, the raspberry color may start to bleed down into the cheesecake layer, but they will still taste delicious!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars FAQs

Can these bars be made the day before?

Yes, you will definitely want to make these bars the day before! They need to chill in the fridge for at least six hours, making them a great choice for a make ahead dessert.

Can I use a store bought crust?

Sure, this is an option if you are in a pinch, but keep in mind that this recipe calls for a 9×13 pan, not a pie pan, so the ratio of filling may be a little off. I’d recommend making the crust if you can. It only takes a few minutes!

Can I use a low fat cream cheese?

Sure, feel free to substitute a low fat cream cheese in this cheesecake bar recipe. Keep in mind that the taste may be a little different.

How will I know that the bars are ready?

As long as the bars are set and are not wobbly, they should be good to go!

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Best Chocolate Raspberry cheesecake bars recipe on a white serving plate with chocolate sauce drizzle and fresh raspberries as a garnish
Best Chocolate Raspberry cheesecake bars recipe on a white serving plate with chocolate sauce drizzle and fresh raspberries as a garnish

Best Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

April King
Chocolate, raspberry, and cheesecake – how could you go wrong?! These decadent cheesecake bars are the perfect combination of sweet, chocolatey crust, smooth, creamy cheesecake, and tart raspberry topping. They are a perfect dessert for any occasion!
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Prep Time 20 mins
chill 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs, or chocolate teddy graham crumbs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Raspberry Topping

  • 21 oz. raspberry preserves

Instructions
 

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with baking spray.
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar. Pour into prepared baking dish and press evenly into the pan.
  • Bake for 8 minutes and let cool completely.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl beat softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • In another mixing bowl beat heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer until it reaches soft peaks.
  • Gently fold whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until combine. Spread over the cooled chocolate crust.
  • Top the cheesecake layer with raspberry preserves. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours. It's a great dessert to make the day before. Enjoy!
Keyword Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
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