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Loaded with cinnamon flavor, this Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Recipe is truly irresistible. With a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping, creamy cheesecake filling, and a drizzle of honey, this is one easy recipe you’ll make on repeat.

Close up image of sopapilla cheesecake on a white plate with a glass of milk in the background

Perfect for cinco de mayo to taco Tuesday, you will end up finding excuses to make this delicious dessert. I know I can’t resist our Sopapilla Cheesecake Bar Recipe and once you take that first bite, you’ll be hooked too!

I cannot stress the deliciousness of these easy bars enough. The best part to me is that crunchy topping, and it works perfectly with the soft crescent rolls and creamy filling.

I’ve made these bars more times than I can count. They always get requested, so I make them all the time.

I know the recipe like the back of my hand; it is so easy to throw together. I have no idea why I have waited so long to share them with you, but here I am, finally getting around to it!

Some of my favorite desserts end up being more simple ones like this one here. There is something so rewarding about putting in a little effort and getting outstanding results that keeps me going back for more.

If you are a fan of cinnamon or cheesecake, then these are the bars for you. Literally, the easiest dessert to put together; you must try them.

If you are looking for a new sweet treat to try, I highly suggest our Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Recipe. They are sure to get rave reviews!

Some of our other favorite bar recipes we have on our site include: Cinnamon Roll Blondies, Carmelitas, and Apple Pie Bars.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Ready in just 75 minutes, no need to wait for chill time for hours.
  2. It uses store-bought ingredients helping this come together quickly.
  3. Popular flavor combination makes this a pleasing dessert.
A spatula holding up a slice of sopapilla cheesecake in air

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Cream cheese, room temperature
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Canned crescent rolls, I use the crescent roll dough sheets
  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • Honey for serving, optional
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HOW TO MAKE SOPAPILLA CHEESECAKE BARS RECIPE:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric hand mixer whip together the packages of cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth, set aside.
  3. Unroll one of the crescent roll dough sheets and press into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Top the dough with the cream cheese mixture and spread it out evenly.
  5. Unroll the second can of dough and lay it on top of the cream cheese layer, gently press it down.
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  1. For the cinnamon mixture topping, in a medium bowl mix together the butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Dollop this buttery cinnamon sugar all over the top of the dough and spread it out evenly.
  2. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown on top and puffed up. It may jiggle very slightly in the center, that’s okay. Let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before serving, then cut into bars. Serve each piece with a drizzle of honey if using.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

DO I HAVE TO USE CRESCENT ROLL DOUGH SHEETS?

Nope! If you can’t find them or don’t have the sheets on hand, you can use a regular can of crescent rolls.

All you have to do is roll it out fully and pinch the seams together well so the filling doesn’t leak out. Proceed with the rest of the recipe as written.

CAN I ADD ANYTHING TO THE FILLING?

Definitely! Some yummy mixins to include in the cream cheese filling:

  • Toffee – I like to buy the little bits you can find in bags
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts – almonds, walnuts, and pecans all work great!
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped up candy
  • Apple pie filling – I suggest chopping it up in a food processor first before adding it to the filling for the cheesecake layer

You can even add different spices to the recipe, like pumpkin pie spice, for a fun twist.

Honey being drizzled on a sopapilla cheesecake bar on a white plate

ANY TOPPING SUGGESTIONS?

Along with the honey or in place of honey, you can serve a scoop of ice cream on top or some whipped cream!

Easy sopapilla cheesecake is already so amazing on its own, but adding something on top is so fun.

CAN YOU FREEZE SOPAPILLA CHEESECAKE BARS?

Absolutely. This recipe freezes beautifully.

You want to make sure the cheesecake bars have come to room temperature. Then, you can slice them into portions.

Stack the bars in between sheets of wax paper and put them into a freezer-safe airtight container where they will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To thaw, you can place the dish into the fridge overnight. You can serve leftovers cold or warmed up slightly in the oven or microwave.

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HOW TO STORE:

Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Best served and eaten at room temperature or cold.

Freeze for up to 3 months.

Place leftover slices between sheets of wax paper in the freezer in a freezer-safe container. To thaw, place the dish in the fridge overnight.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Tons of custom flavor options, see my tips above on that.
  • Great for a make-ahead dessert as it can sit in the fridge and it great served warm or cold.
  • This freezes well, see my tips above on how to store.
  • Skip the honey drizzle if not desired.
  • Use regular canned crescent rolls if you can’t find the sheets, pinch the seams together well.
Up close image of the interior of a sopapilla cheesecake bar with a piece take out on a fork

Looking for an easy dessert to switch things up? You must try out this Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Recipe, so totally worth every bite!

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5 from 4 votes

Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Cool Time 30 minutes
Loaded with cinnamon flavor, this Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Recipe is truly irresistible. With a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping, creamy cheesecake filling, and a drizzle of honey, this is one easy recipe you’ll make on repeat.
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

For the topping:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a large bowl with an electric hand mixer whip together the packages of cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth, set aside.
  • Unroll one of the crescent roll dough sheets and press into the bottom of the pan.
  • Top the dough with the cream cheese mixture and spread it out evenly.
  • Unroll the second can of dough and lay it on top of the cream cheese layer, gently press it down.
  • For the cinnamon mixture topping, in a medium bowl mix together the butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Dollop this buttery cinnamon sugar all over the top of the dough and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown on top and puffed up. It may jiggle very slightly in the center, that’s okay. Let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before serving, then cut into bars. Serve each piece with a drizzle of honey if using.

Notes

Nutrition calculated without additional honey topping.
  • Tons of custom flavor options, see my tips above on that.
  • Great for a make-ahead dessert as it can sit in the fridge and it great served warm or cold.
  • This freezes well, see my tips above on how to store.
  • Skip the honey drizzle if not desired.
  • Use regular canned crescent rolls if you can’t find the sheets, pinch the seams together well.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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