Premier Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 30 Bars


Premier Cheesecake Cranberry Bars are a scrumptious dessert that is impossible to resist. The white morsels, cream cheese and cranberry sauce are a perfect combination for a luscious dessert that will impress your family and friends.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (14 oz.) OCEAN SPRAY® Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE flour, oats and brown sugar in large bowl. Add butter; mix until crumbly. Stir in morsels. Reserve 2 1/2 cups morsel mixture for topping. With floured fingers, press remaining mixture into prepared pan.

BEAT cream cheese in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract; mix until smooth. Pour over crust. Combine cranberry sauce and cornstarch in medium bowl. Spoon over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle reserved morsel mixture over cranberry mixture.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate until serving time (up to 1 day). Cut into bars.

Primier Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

by A. Andree , JEFFERSON, WI on Jul. 2009

I have made these bars several times, I always get great compliments and everyone wants the recipe. I have also omitted the Cranberry Sauce & Cornstarch and replaced it with a 21oz can of raspberry pie filling / topping. Very good!


by J. J , on Nov. 2008

The recipe was so easy to follow and they came out delicious! I don't think anyone could mess these up!

Premier Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

by J. Judith , Maple Ridge, BC on May. 2008

Absolutely delicious -- I sent a pan of these to my husband's office and everyone loved them! They disappeared in minutes flat and even got me a marriage proposal! LOL. I lined my baking pan with tin foil and sprayed the foil lightly with cooking spray. Used lite cream cheese, reduced fat sweetened condensed milk and about three cups of cran. sauce. These bars really thrill the taste buds; all who tasted gave these two thumbs up and are waiting for more.

premier cheesecake cranberry bars

by e. elaine , LITTLE FALLS, NJ on Apr. 2008

MMMMM!! What a fantastic treat! Creamy and sooooo delicious. Great for a special occassion or anytime. Definately make some today!

Premier Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

by C. Carol , FLEMINGTON, WV on Apr. 2008

Oh my, heavenly. I baked exactly like recipe, put in my mini square lift and serve pan. Let them cool, completely and wrapped them put them in the freezer. Oh my, oh my. Loved them frozen! Definitely make again.

Premier Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

by L. Louisa , MOOSUP, CT on Apr. 2008

I would just like to say that these bars were a big success at our theater group, I hope you don't mind but I passed the recipe on to the group, they were a big wow. Thanks


by M. Melissa , BURBANK, CA on Apr. 2008

wow!! this is very very very very delicious!!

Premier Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

by S. SUE , SHALIMAR, FL on Apr. 2008

What a great recipe for a hurry up world. And its homemade and simply delicious.

premier cheesecake cranberry bars

by s. sharon , jackson, MI on Mar. 2008

ohhhhhh my gosh these are great, i made them twice for my daughters offices .. what a hit

Cranberry Bars

by m. mary , VICTORIA, TX on Mar. 2008

This is a wonderful spin on a cream cheese dessert. The tartness of the cranberries with the creamy mellow sweet cheese was a great combination.