Strawberry Cheesecake Snack Bars (Philadelphia Copy Cat)

8 servings


15 minutes

active time

5 hours

total time


2 cups graham crumbs

¼ cup melted butter

16 oz cream cheese (room temperature)

⅓ cup sugar

3 tablespoons sour cream (room temperature)

2 eggs (room temperature)

3 tablespoons heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups sliced strawberries

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup water

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 tablespoon cornstarch

½ cup white chocolate melting wafers (melted (optional))


Preheat oven to 350 F, line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper

Making The Crust

In a large bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter until mixture is like wet sand, pack into bottom and slightly up the sides of prepared dish

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes while you prepare the filling

Making The Cheesecake

In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sugar, and sour cream until light and fluffy

Add the eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla and beat until mixture is smooth

Pour cheesecake into the crust and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until cheesecake is a bit puffed and no longer jiggly in the center

Remove and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before transferring to fridge to chill at least 4 hours

Making The Topping

In a medium saucepan, add the strawberries, sugar, water, corn syrup and cornstarch and stir well

Heat over medium heat until it starts to simmer, stirring frequently

Turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes until thickened and deep red

Allow to cool, transfer to an airtight container and chill in fridge until ready to use

To Assemble

Carefully remove the cheesecake using the parchment paper overhang, slice into 8 bars

Add a spoonful of strawberry topping to each bar, being sure to get both berries and sauce on each

Drizzle or pipe the melted white chocolate over the top of the bars

Store in the fridge


Serving Size



444 kcal

Total Fat

31 g

Saturated Fat

18 g

Unsaturated Fat

9 g

Trans Fat

1 g


122 mg


381 mg

Total Carbohydrate

35 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

22 g


7 g

8 servings


15 minutes

active time

5 hours

total time
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