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Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars

Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars

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Indulge in Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars, featuring a buttery oat crust, a lusciously creamy filling, and juicy blueberries. This delightful treat combines softened butter, sugars, baking soda, flour, oats, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, egg yolk, and fresh blueberries.

Ah, the Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars! These aren’t just any dessert; they’re a slice of summer nostalgia. Growing up, my mother would whip these up for every family gathering, and watching her skillfully layer the ingredients was like observing a painter at her canvas. Each bite is a vivid reminder of lazy afternoons and laughter-filled kitchen messes. Over the years, this recipe has turned into my go-to comfort food, always ready to bring a smile and a burst of berry goodness.\

Why You’ll Love These Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars

The Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars stand out for several reasons: Firstly, the perfect balance of tart blueberries and sweet, creamy filling provides a symphony of flavors. Secondly, the dual-layer oat crumble adds an irresistible texture contrast that elevates this from a simple bar to a gourmet treat. Lastly, its ease of preparation and familiar ingredients make it an accessible recipe for bakers of all levels, ensuring anyone can recreate the magic at home.

Ingredient Notes:

For those about to embark on making these scrumptious Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars, here’s a rundown of the key ingredients:

  • Butter & Sugars: The foundation of the crumbly crust, ensuring rich flavor and perfect texture.
  • Baking Soda & Salt: These little details contribute to the perfect rise and balance of flavors.
  • Flour & Oats: They create the hearty, chewy layers that contrast beautifully with the creamy filling.
  • Cream Cheese & Sweetened Condensed Milk: The dream team for a silky, rich layer that pairs wonderfully with the fruit.
  • Vanilla & Egg Yolk: Essential for adding depth and binding the filling.
  • Blueberries: The star of the show, adding a burst of freshness and tang.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Let’s bake some magic with these Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars! Start by preheating your oven to 350°F and getting your 9×13 pan ready with parchment or a spritz of cooking spray.

Begin your culinary adventure by creaming together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in baking soda, salt, flour, and oats until you’ve got a beautifully crumbly mixture.

Press half of this mixture into your prepared pan and send it off to bake for 13 minutes. Meanwhile, beat your cream cheese until it’s oh-so-smooth, then gradually whisk in sweetened condensed milk, followed by vanilla and egg yolk.

Pour this creamy dream over the baked crust, sprinkle on your blueberries, and top with the remaining oat mixture. Gently press, then bake for another 20-25 minutes until golden.

Patience is key—let it cool completely before slicing. Your kitchen will smell heavenly!

Storage Options:

To keep your Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars tasting fresh, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll happily keep for up to 5 days, making them perfect for make-ahead treats. For longer storage, consider wrapping individual bars in plastic wrap and freezing them. They can be enjoyed for up to 3 months, just thaw in the fridge overnight when you’re ready to indulge!

Variations and Substitutions:

The versatility of these Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars allows for plenty of creative twists:

  • Fruit Swaps: Not a fan of blueberries? Try raspberries or mixed berries for a different taste.
  • Crust Options: Almond flour can replace all-purpose flour for a gluten-free alternative.
  • Sweetness Adjustments: Reduce the white sugar and up the brown for a deeper flavor, or use honey for a natural sweetness twist.
  • Vegan Variants: Swap in vegan cream cheese, coconut milk, and a flax egg to cater to all dietary needs without compromising on deliciousness.

With these insights and tweaks, you’re all set to bake a batch of Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars that’s sure to impress!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars

Indulge in Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars, featuring a buttery oat crust, a lusciously creamy filling, and juicy blueberries. This delightful treat combines softened butter, sugars, baking soda, flour, oats, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, egg yolk, and fresh blueberries.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 24


  • ¾ cup of unsalted butter softened
  • cup of granulated sugar
  • cup of brown sugar packed
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1⅓ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1⅓ cups of quick-cooking oats uncooked
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 can 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup of blueberries fresh or frozen


  • Preparation of Equipment and Ingredients: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper, or coat it generously with non-stick cooking spray. This ensures easy removal and cutting of the bars once baked and cooled.
  • Preparing the Crust and Crumble: In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Cream these ingredients together until light and fluffy. Sequentially incorporate the baking soda and salt. Gradually add the all-purpose flour and quick-cooking oats to the mixture, stirring until the mixture is well combined and crumbly in texture. Press half of this oat mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan, forming a firm, even layer. Place this in the preheated oven and bake for 13 minutes, until just set and slightly golden.
  • Making the Cream Cheese Filling: While the base is baking, prepare the filling. In another large bowl, place the cream cheese and stir or beat it until it is completely smooth, devoid of any lumps. Gradually add the sweetened condensed milk, whisking continuously to incorporate it thoroughly into the cream cheese. Ensure this mixture is smooth and homogenous before stirring in the vanilla extract and egg yolk. Mix these in until fully integrated.
  • Assembling the Bars: Remove the partially baked base from the oven. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the warm base, using a spatula to spread it evenly across the surface. Scatter the blueberries evenly over the cream cheese layer. Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the top of the blueberries and press down lightly to form a textured top layer.
  • Final Baking: Return the pan to the oven and continue to bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the top is slightly firm to the touch.
  • Cooling and Cutting: Once baking is complete, remove the pan from the oven and allow the bars to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. This will prevent the bars from breaking when cutting. Once cooled, lift the bars out of the pan using the edges of the parchment paper as handles. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into desired sizes.
  • Storage: Store the cut bars in an airtight container, separating layers with parchment paper to prevent sticking. They may be refrigerated to maintain freshness for up to five days. If desired, bars can also be frozen for longer storage.
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