Enjoy these Churro Cheesecake Bars, made with just a few simple ingredients. Dessert bars with a light filling and cinnamon-sugar topping.
Let’s go ahead and call these a diet buster. Low carb, low fat, paleo, whatever else people do these days; doesn’t stand a chance against these bars. Trust me, I’m on like, week 3 of my first week of dieting.
So worth it, though.
First, as with most of my recipes, it’s crazy easy. You use ready-made crescent dough, although pizza dough or puff pastry sheets would work as well.
And the measurements are loosey goosey. Which is unique for a baked good, but that’s how I roll.
The more cinnamon sugar, the better. That’s basically the recipe. As long as you’re liberal with the yummy topping, it’ll all work out.
And then there’s the cinnamon sugar on the bottom, which is one of my absolutely favorite tricks in baked dishes. It gets all caramelized and crunchy.
See for yourself.
These are obviously perfect for dessert, but I could also see them as a brunch staple, especially for holidays. Add some powdered sugar, a drizzle of caramel on top; and it’s gorgeous and festive. Not to mention, completely irresistible.
Love cheesecake? Try these Caramel Toffee No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes!
- 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
- 12 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a hand mixer or a kitchenaid, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla, partially beaten egg, and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth.
- Mix together the rest of the sugar (1/4 cup) and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Set aside.
- Spray a 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray and sprinkle cup about half of your cinnamon sugar mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan.
- On a piece of parchment paper, roll out your crescent dinner roll dough into a big 8 x 8 square and press the seams together so the dough is completely sealed. Set the dough in the bottom of your baking dish on top of the cinnamon sugar.
- Spread the cheesecake evenly on top of your dough and unroll the other can of crescent dough and place on top also making sure that the seams are completely sealed.
- Sprinkle the top with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350