Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars stacked on each other

Have you ever tasted chocolate chip cream cheese bars? You have to try these ones because they are soooo good!

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know I adore mini desserts, especially various brownies and bars. When I add chocolate chips and peanut butter into the dough, I love them even more! You have to admit that these bars look adorable… and so DELISH!

how to make Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars From Scratch

I bet you want a bite, don’t you?

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars in a plate

YUMMY! Seriously, if you like chocolate, you really have to try these bars!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars close up

Promise. You’ll love it!

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

4.50 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Yummy Addiction


Cookie dough:

  • 2/3 cup (150g) unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup (125g) peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup (135g) brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg , at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips

Cream cheese filling:

  • 8 oz. (225g) cream cheese , softened
  • 1/3 cup (40g) powdered sugar
  • 1 egg , at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cookie dough:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugars, until smooth and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture mixing well after each addition. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.

Cream cheese filling:

  • In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread 2/3 of the cookie dough in the bottom of the 8-inch square baking dish. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough. With your fingers, crumble the remaining dough over the top. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until it is lightly browned on top and the cream-cheese layer is set. Let it cool slightly on a wire rack. Store leftover bars in refrigerator.


  • Dina
    December 27, 2013 at 5:00 am

    they look amazing!

    • Jovita
      December 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks a lot, Dina!

  • Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    December 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Cheesecake bars with peanut butter AND chocolate chips??? Am I dreaming?? These look way too good to be true, I need them in my life πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing, I’m so happy I’ve just discovered your blog! x

    • Jovita
      December 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Consuelo! I am totally addicted to peanut butter, so these bars are like heaven to me. I hope you will try them too πŸ˜‰

  • mary
    January 28, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Looks like white and chocolate chips. Am I wrong. Want to try theses

    • Jovita
      January 28, 2014 at 7:52 am

      You are right. I had some white chocolate chips leftover from making cookies, so I added those too. You should try these, I know you’ll love them as much as I do!

  • Chantelle Trowbridge
    February 10, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I noticed the directions said an 8″ square pan, but I’m beginning to think I should have used a larger, rectangle pan as in the pictures. It’s taking mine longer than 40 minutes to bake, and the cream cheese layer is going to be MUCH thicker than in the photos of the final product! Smells amaaaazing, though.4 stars

    • Jovita
      February 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Yes, I used rectangle pan, but it isn’t bigger than 8″ square. Pans like mine are very common in my country. I’m going to buy 8″ square, then it will be easier to measure everything. Thank you so much for reporting back, Chantelle! I love that smell too! πŸ™‚

  • Terri
    May 1, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I made these for my husband and he loved them. I cut them into small squares and put them in the freezer for snacks, it was a hit!! Love, love, love……

    • Jovita
      May 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Terri, this comment made my day. I’m so glad that you loved these bars! Thanks so much for taking the time to report back! πŸ™‚

  • Platter Talk
    June 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Great looking bars here!

  • Rosa
    February 15, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Hi! I am here t make them a second time! delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!5 stars


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