Red Velvet Layer Cheesecake Bars

by Erin

Red velvet isn’t complete without cream cheese. These cheesecake bars have a layer of red velvet cheesecake topped with a plain layer. Don’t forget the Oreo crust!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Layer Bars 1
Welcome to Day 2 of #TripleSBites where 20 bloggers including myself are sharing spicy, saucy, and secy recipes for Valentine’s Day and beyond (said like Buzz Lightyear)! When it comes to Valentine’s Day desserts, decadent desserts as king and red velvet is a popular category. It’s time to splurge after 1-1/2 months of abiding by your new years resolutions so let’s make some red velvet cheesecake bars!


These bars have an Oreo cookie crust, topped by a layer of red velvet cheesecake, followed by another layer of plain cheesecake. The result is a bar that resembles a red velvet sheet cake topped with cream cheese frosting. Top them with fruit, fresh whipped cream, sprinkles, or enjoy them straight up. Whatever tickles your fancy!

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Layer Bars 2

One year ago: Smoked Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Three years ago: Nutella Recipe Roundup

Four years ago: Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter and Walnuts


Serves 16



8 oz. (approximately 16) whole Oreos, finely ground in food processor

3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted


2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 4% Chobani)

1/2 cup sugar

1-1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs, room temperature

1-1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp red food coloring

1/2 tsp white vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan* with parchment paper, leaving overhang on opposite sides, and lightly grease. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and melted butter until crumbs are evenly moistened. Press evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, flour, and vanilla until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed just until blended.
  4. Measure 1 cup batter into medium bowl. Whisk in cocoa, food coloring, and vinegar. Pour into crust. Evenly top with plain cheesecake batter.
  5. Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight before serving.

*You could also bake this in a greased 9-inch pie or springform pan

Source: Adapted from McCormick.

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Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures February 7, 2015 - 8:14 pm

Yum! I love cheesecake! This is so festive!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy February 3, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Ooh, cheesecake!! Looks fabulous!

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures February 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm

These are adorable…and, I’m sure, are delicious as well. Thanks for sharing with #TripleSBites.

Saundra @ Famished Fish February 3, 2015 - 12:30 pm

These are so adorable!!

Ashley@CheeseCurdInParadise February 3, 2015 - 11:20 am

These look great! Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Rebekah @ Making Miracles February 3, 2015 - 10:36 am

ummm – YES please!! These look phenomenal! Yumm!

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm February 3, 2015 - 10:27 am

YUM!!! They are adorable.


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