Easy Cream Cheese Bars

Easy Cream Cheese Bars


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About this recipe: A simple, yet incredibly delicious snack or dessert. A sweetened cream cheese layer is baked between two layers of ready-made croissant dough.


Makes: 12 bars

  • 450g cream cheese, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 (250g) cans refrigerated croissant dough, such as Jus-Rol
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 20x30cm baking tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and 200g sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg yolk and vanilla.
  3. Unwrap one can of croisant dough and cover the bottom of the prepared tin, pressing to seal the seams together.
  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the base. Unwrap the second can of croissant dough and lay them over the top of the cream cheese layer, pressing seams together to form a solid layer.
  5. Combine the remaining 4 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over the top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top begins to brown. Cool and cut into bars.

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