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Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

These Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars are the perfect holiday dessert that's creamy and full of delicious holiday spice. And they're so easy to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian, Christmas, Holiday, North American, Thanksgiving
Keyword Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chilling Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 50 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 397kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 pound cream cheese full fat is best, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream full fat is best, at room temperature
  • 1/8 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • whipped cream for serving


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9-inch by 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper so the parchment paper lies flat against the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Mix the graham cracker crumbs, ground ginger, and melted butter until a crumbly mixture forms. Press it into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese and sugar together on medium speed until the mixture is fluffy and smooth.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing and scraping down the bowl after each addition.
  • Mix in the sour cream, molasses and spices on low speed until combined.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit, or until the cheesecake loses its shine on top and jiggles in the middle when you move it (but the outsides are set).
  • Remove from the fridge and let cool completely to room temperature before chilling in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Cut into 9 slices and serve with a dollop of whipped cream on top.


These bars can be made a day or two ahead of time and stored in the fridge in an airtight container until ready to serve.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1103IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg