Cranberry Cream Cheese Streusel Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Leftover cranberry sauce is made for these Cranberry Cream Cheese Streusel Bars.

Course: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Streusel Bars
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 287 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • For the crust:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour I used King Arthur Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the streusel topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce You can use whatever variety you'd like, I used my Easy Cranberry Sauce.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and flour until crumbly and combined thoroughly. Transfer the mixture to an ungreased 13x9 inch baking dish and pat the crust firmly and evenly into the dish using your hands. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and allow to cool completely.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth on medium speed. Add the egg and vanilla and continue beating until combined. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, using a pastry blender, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar, butter and salt until the mixture comes together and forms coarse crumbs. Using your hands or a fork, toss until the ingredients are combined and set aside.
  5. Once the crust has cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the top of the crust leaving a 1/4 inch edge all the way around. Spread a thin layer of cranberry sauce over the cream cheese and then sprinkle the streusel topping over the entire top. Bake for 40 minutes, remove and cool completely. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let it set overnight before cutting into squares.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Cream Cheese Streusel Bars
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.