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Vanilla cheesecake cookie bars with a swirl of rainbow colors is a perfect dessert to serve for any party or event. It is easy to customize it to any theme. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

40 mins
6 hrs
6 hrs 55 mins
15 mins
2 dozen bars


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Press crushed cookies into the bottom of the prepared pan to make the crust.

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, sour cream, flour, and vanilla extract; beat until combined. Spoon 1/2 the batter into the prepared crust.

  • Divide remaining batter evenly into 6 bowls. Add red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet food colorings separately to individual bowls until desired colors are achieved. Spoon colored batters onto the plain batter in a random pattern and swirl gently with a knife.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until center jiggles just slightly, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool on the counter for 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours; cut into 24 squares.

Cook's Note:

In Step 4, do not over-swirl or put the knife in too far.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 23.1g; fat 12.2g; cholesterol 51.4mg; sodium 127mg. Full Nutrition