Almond Cheesecake Bars

Almond Cheesecake Bars

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Layered with shortbread, cheesecake and glaze these Almond Cheesecake Bars are easy, addicting and the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Almond Cheesecake Bars

Almond Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes


Shortbread layer:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Cheesecake layer:

  • 1 8oz pkg cream cheese, very soft
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Almond glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbs milk or cream
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In bowl mix together your shortbread layer ingredients with a pastry blender, fork or hands until combined, press into a 9″x13″ un-greased bar or cake pan and bake in oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile in bowl make your cheesecake layer by beating your cream cheese until smooth, add in your eggs, sugar and almond extract until smooth and combined.
  4. Remove your shortbread from oven and immediately pour and spread your cheesecake over the top and place back in oven to bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until set.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  6. When cool in bowl whisk together your glaze ingredients until combined adding more powdered sugar or milk until you reach your desired consistency.
  7. Spread over cooled cheesecake and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

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Almond Cheesecake Bars

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