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Today is awesome! Do you want to know why?? It is my birthday! And I think that it is going to be a good one because I should be on a flight right about now to Miami. I am going on a cruise with my hubby! Isn’t that a great way to celebrate a birthday? I am so excited to have my first guest poster while I am gone. I was able to meet Kristy at a recent blog conference that I attended. She is so cute and fun and I am so excited to have her at The Recipe Critic! I love that she is sharing Funfetti Cheesecake Bars. Two of my favorite things in one! How did she know?? So many memories came back to me when I saw these. I would ask for a funfetti cake every year for my birthday when I was growing up. I can’t wait to try these when I get home!

Hey Recipe Critic readers! I’m Kristy and I blog over at Sweet Treats & More, where I share a lot of indulgent treats balanced with healthy meals, because I believe we can have the best of both worlds. I’d love for to come say hi! I’m slightly jealous Alyssa is off basking in the sun while I freeze here in the winter snow, but I’m happy to be guest posting while she’s gone. Because today’s her birthday!! So we are going to celebrate properly and do some indulging!

I thought these Funfetti Cheesecake Bars would be perfect to celebrate her birthday with. Because everyone loves Funfetti cake and everyone loves cheesecake, right? I sure hope the birthday girl does.

3 funfetti cheesecake bars stacked on top of each other with a white square paper between each. They are sitting on a white plate.

You use a Funfetti cake mix to make the crust, and use Funfetti Frosting mixed with cream cheese and eggs to make the cheesecake layer. Yeah, an entire can of frosting! I told ya we were indulging. But they are so easy to make and a definite crowd pleaser.
On funfetti cheesecake square with a dollup of whipped cream on top, sitting on a round white plate.

Happy Birthday to our favorite Recipe Critic!!

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Funfetti Cheesecake Bars {Guest Post}

By: Alyssa Rivers
I thought these Funfetti Cheesecake Bars would be perfect to celebrate her birthday with. Because everyone loves Funfetti cake and everyone loves cheesecake, right? 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 Bars


  • Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip Cake Mix or Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 1 container Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip Frosting or Pillsbury Funfetti Frosting
  • 2 sticks cream cheese, soft 8 oz
  • 1 stick butter soft
  • 3 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Beat the cake mix, butter and 1 egg together until it forms a crumbly dough and press into greased 9x13 inch pan.
  • In another bowl, beat cream cheese, frosting, and 2 eggs together until creamy. Pour cream cheese mixture over the cake batter crust.
  • Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until the edges start to pull away from the pan.
  • Cut into squares, top with a dollop of whipped cream and serve!


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 66mgPotassium: 21mgSugar: 18gVitamin A: 45IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. Happy Birthday Alyssa and have fun on the cruise! These cheesecake bars look perfectly delicious and worthy of a bday celebration Kristy!!! I love that they have frosting in them too!!!

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your cruise. I’m going on one in 11 days – Woohoo! Celebrate your special day with something decadent 🙂