Dessert bars are an easy way to serve a complicated dessert or one that is usually served at a plated meal.
That is why I love them. You can turn a cake or a pie into a bar and it becomes a dessert that doesn’t need a plate and a fork.
I love cheesecake but it requires a fork so I don’t serve it very often if company is coming. But not with this recipe.
This combines churros and cheesecake into a simple recipe that can be served without dessert plates and extra silverware.
These are the perfect dessert for your Cinco de Mayo Party.
Churro Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
2 packages of crescent roll dough (or homemade crescent rolls)
2 8oz packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
2. Press a roll of crescent roll into the bottom of the dish and press seams together to seal. If using homemade dough divide in half and press half into the bottom of the dish.
3. Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, egg and pinch salt until smooth, about 3 minutes on medium speed.
4. Spread cream cheese mixture over the crescent rolls in the dish.
5. Press a roll of crescent roll on top of the cream cheese mixture and press seams together to seal. If using homemade dough divide in half and press remaining half on top of cream cheese mixture.
6. Melt butter and drizzle over top of dish. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top.
7. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool to room temperature and then chill at least 2 hours.