Black Forest Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Decadent Black Forest Cheesecake Bars Recipe 🍫🍒

Indulge in the rich flavors of chocolate and cherries with our irresistible Black Forest Cheesecake Bars. These delightful treats combine the creaminess of cheesecake with the classic flavors of black forest cake, resulting in a dessert that’s sure to impress. Perfect for any occasion, these bars are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet cravings.


For the Crust:

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

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 16 oz (2 blocks) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup canned cherry pie filling
  • Whipped cream and chocolate shavings, for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal.
    • In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  2. Make the Cheesecake Filling:
    • In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
    • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until fully combined. Mix in the vanilla extract.
    • Sift the cocoa powder over the cream cheese mixture and beat until fully incorporated.
    • Fold in the melted chocolate until smooth and no streaks remain.
  3. Assemble the Bars:
    • Pour the cheesecake batter over the crust and spread it out evenly.
    • Dollop spoonfuls of cherry pie filling over the cheesecake batter. Use a knife to swirl the cherries into the batter.
  4. Bake and Chill:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.
    • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
    • Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or overnight until fully set.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Lift the cheesecake bars out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang. Slice into bars and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.
    • Serve chilled and enjoy the decadent flavors of our Black Forest Cheesecake Bars!

Conclusion: Treat yourself to the luscious combination of chocolate and cherries with our Black Forest Cheesecake Bars. With their creamy texture, rich chocolate flavor, and burst of fruity cherries, these bars are a true delight for any dessert lover. Perfect for sharing with family and friends, these bars are guaranteed to become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours (including chilling time) | Servings: 9 bars

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