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Stack of Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars with a red velvet crust!
Prep Time30 minutes
Chill time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: 9


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter softened
  • 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (61g) sour cream room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Mix butter, egg, and cake mix in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. You can also use a hand mixer but it will take longer. Mix until a thick cookie dough is formed. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in sugar until smooth. Mix in egg, sour cream, and vanilla and beat until no lumps remain. (Your ingredients MUST be room temperature. A stand mixer does the job best, but a hand mixer will suffice if needed.) Stir in chocolate chips and pour over red velvet mixture.
  • Bake for about 30-40 minutes, until cheesecake starts to brown around the edges and is no longer wet looking (it will still jiggle slightly in the center). Cool completely to room temperature, then chill (4 hours or overnight is best) before slicing into bars.


  • Don't use low fat cream cheese
  • You can use any flavor cake mix
  • Make sure all ingredients are room temperature to avoid lumps.
  • Store bars in refrigerator or freeze in an airtight container.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg