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Easy Cream Cheese Dessert Recipes

Updated on May 9, 2012

There's just something about cream cheese that makes desserts all the more decadent.

Here are three easy dessert recipes that use cream cheese, and the end results are super delicious treats that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars
Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars | Source

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars


  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 3/4 c + 1 T firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 1 (16 oz.) can whole berry cranberry sauce


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine flour, oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar and butter in large bowl and mix well.
  • Pour 1 1/2 c of above mixtue into a bowl and set aside for later use.
  • Press remainder of mixture firmly onto bottom of pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk together until smooth.
  • Stir in lemon juice.
  • Spread mixture evenly over crust.
  • Combine remaining 1 T brown sugar and cornstarch in small bowl; stir in cranberry sauce.
  • Pour onto cream cheese mixture.
  • Top with reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake approximately 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on baking sheet and chill for at least 3 hours before cutting into bars.

Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Squares
Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Squares | Source

Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Squares


  • 2 cans (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese
  • 1 c + 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c butter, melted
  • 1 t cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Press one can of the crescent rolls into the bottom of pan (cut and arrange dough to completely cover bottom of pan if necessary).
  • In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, 1 c sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread over crescent roll layer in pan.
  • With second can of crescent rolls, cover cream cheese layer (again, cutting and arrainging dough to completely cover cream cheese layer if necessary).
  • Pour melted butter over top cresecent roll layer.
  • Combine 1/4 c sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle on buttered cresecent roll layer.
  • Bake approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Oreo Truffles
Oreo Truffles | Source

Oreo Truffles


  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg (1 lb 2 oz) Oreo cookies, crushed, reserving 1 cup on the side (leaves approximately 3 cups left)
  • 1 pkg melting chocolate, melted


  • Combine cream cheese and 3 cups cookies crumbs.
  • Roll mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • Dip in melted chocolate.
  • Place on Silpat or waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle tops of each chocolate-covered ball with remaining Oreo crumbs.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour.


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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      These sound like delicious and easy recipes. We have the ingredients for Oreo Truffles, so I plan to try them. Thanks! Voted up.

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      AliciaC - I love to make it during the holidays. The cranberries make it a festive dessert =)

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      All the desserts sound delicious, HawaiiHeart, but my favorite recipe is the first one. The cranberry cream cheese bars sound wonderful!

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      hmmmmm sooo yummy!!!

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      Mommiegee 5 years ago from Alabama

      These look yummy! I have got to try these.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Oh my I have to make these!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Ooooh - I just gained a size or two simply by reading this! Please reserve one of the cranberry yummies for me - I'll be right over!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Oh my goodness these all look amazing. Thanks for making me hungry! LOL. Great hub useful and shared! Take care, Kelley

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      Angela Kane 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I love making cream cheese treats. The cranberry cream cheese bars look very good. I like trying new recipes so I'm going to give it a try.

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      rebeccamealey - I agree...anything that reminds me of cheesecake is a keeper dessert for me!

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This sounds and looks yummy! I agree, cream cheese is just really good in any dessert. I suppose it reminds us of good old cheese cake!

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      Bev G 5 years ago from Wales, UK

      Yum... just yum!

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Austinstar and Just Ask Susan - I loooovve cream cheese...they're all easy and delicious! Hope you get to try them!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Everything looks so good. Thanks for the recipes.

      Pinning and sharing.

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Oooh, love cream cheese!

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      teaches12345 - they're all good! =)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You have posted my favorites: chocolate, cranberry and cinnamon! Wow, I don't know which to try first.