Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

A friend gave me this recipe and I knew that I would love it because it had cream cheese in it!  I love anything that has to do with cream cheese. Everyone that I served these to last night LOVED them.  They were a really good crumble bar.  They also made a great breakfast for my hubby this morning with the raspberry jam and granola type taste.  

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 3 stars
Things that I changed:  I didn’t have quick oats, just the regular kind. Still tasted great.  Not sure what the difference would be.  I also used 8 ounces of cream cheese.
Things I will do differently next time:  My friend said that she uses apricot pineapple jam.  You can use any jam you would like!  I would love to try something new next time!  I also wouldn’t use a whole jar of jam.  Maybe half would be fine.
Will I make this again?  Yes
Recipe from: Allrecipes 


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 18 ounces red raspberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup chopped slivered almonds


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Press three-fourths of the mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 11-13 minutes or until set and edges just begin to brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Spread over crust. Drop preserves by spoonfuls over cream cheese mixture; carefully spread evenly. Combine almonds and remaining oat mixture; sprinkle over preserves.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set and edges are golden brown. Cool before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Hey girl! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! You don’t know how happy that made me. We just barely decided to branch out with it today, so thank you so much for following! Not only that, but I’m glad I did, so I could find your fantastic blog. It’s adorable! I love it already. These cheesecake bars look FANTASTIC! I’m pinning them for sure. Anyway, thanks again and I hope to see ya around! 🙂

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