Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Crust

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Crust - creamy cheesecake that's studded with chocolate chips sits on a rich, dark chocolate cookie crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cheesecake, chocolate chip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 269kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 2 and ½ cups chocolate graham crackers crushed
  • 10 tablespoons butter melted (real butter, no substitutions)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar for the crust
  • 24 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar for the cream cheese mixture
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips mini or regular or whatever you have.


  • Spray a 9x13 inch pan or 9-inch springform pan with non-stick spray or line it with aluminum foil and spray the foil.
  • Combine crackers crumbs, butter and 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Pour mixture into pan and firmly press evenly on bottom. Allow this to sit and cool while preparing the cream cheese mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add 3/4 cup sugar and continue to cream.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat until just combined before adding another egg.
  • Add buttermilk and vanilla, beat until smooth.
  • Stir chocolate chips in by hand.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn oven off and allow to sit in hot oven 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before cutting.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers.


  • Cook time listed above does not account for cooling time.
  • I prefer dark chocolate chips for this recipe, but any will work.
  • Cold cheesecake cuts much smoother and easier. 


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 586IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg