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Flag Cheesecake Bars : 4th of July Recipe

Amazing 4th of July Dessert Recipe.

My sister made these amazing cheesecake Bars for 4th of July  and thought I would share them with my readers in case you were looking for something to take to your own 4th of July family get together.

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4th of July : Cheesecake Bars

Prep 30 min. Bake 1 hr. 5 min. Chill 6 hr.

CRUST –

  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

FILLING –

  • 3 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

EXTRAS

  • 80 fresh ripe blueberries (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry or strawberry jelly

Makes 16 servings

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with foil; leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides. Mist foil with cooking spray.

Make Crust: Pulse almonds in a food processor until finely chopped. Add flour, brown sugar and salt, and process until well combined. Add butter and pulse just until mixture begins to come together; it should not form a ball. Press mixture evenly over bottom or prepared pan. Bake for 25 min., or until set. Let cool on a wire rack.

Make Filling: In a large bowl, beat with mixer on medium-high speed cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl. Reduce speed to medium-low and add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined. Beat in lemon juice, vanilla and salt.

Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over crust. Tap pan on countertop 3-4 times to burst air bubbles in filling. Place pan on large roasting pan and put in oven. Pour hot tap water into roasting pan until it comes up about an inch around baking pan. Bake for 40 min., or until filling is just set. Cool completely on a wire rack, then cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Use foil overhang to lift cheesecake out of pan and onto cutting board. Heat a large sharp knife under hot water; dry knife. Trim off edges of cheesecake. Carefully cut into 16 bars, rinsing knife under hot water and drying thoroughly between each cut.

Transfer bars to a serving platter(s). Decorate each bar with 5 blueberries in upper left corner to resemble stars. Place jelly in a zip-lock bag, seal bag and snip off about 1/6 in. at one bottom corner. Pipe jelly in thin lines on each bar to resemble stripes on a flag (about 4-5 stripes each bar).

Recipe found at Perfect Party Recipes

If you try them I would love to know what you think? Did you bring them to a 4th of July get together?

About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]

Comments

  1. These look awesome :) I love the little blueberries for stars :)

  2. Oh My!!! Those look so naughty… but yummy. I’m bookmarking this page!
    Have a safe and happy holiday!

    ~ Mona : )
    Mona’s Milestones

  3. Thanks for the yummy recipe!!! I will be making these. You always have the best recipes!!! Rita

  4. FairyWater says:

    This is just too lovely for words! Amazing! Wish I could have found this before 4th of July!

  5. Alan T. (Omega Doom) says:

    Just Beautiful! That’s such a great idea! I don’t think I could eat only 1 or 2 or 3. They look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. They are really cute!

  7. Debbie Welchert says:

    Oh my gosh, I know what I’m making for the 4th of July this year. These should be a hit.

  8. These look sooooo good! Great idea for the 4th!

  9. Super cute!

  10. Excuse my french but those look *edit* amazing.

  11. Harmony B says:

    What a great idea. Festive and simple. Will add to my recipe list

  12. These look awesome!!

  13. Sarah VM says:

    They are cute and look tasty!

  14. These look so good! My daughter was just looking for something to make for the 4th. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. I’m pretty sure I could eat several in a sitting!

  16. These look fantastic! I may have to try them for our 4th party!

  17. These look fantastic! So cute

  18. I love cheesecake, can’t wait to try these at our 4th party! Thanks for sharing.
    Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  19. Those are so cute!

  20. These are cute and creative.

  21. shelly peterson says:

    These look amazing! We love cheesecake. Whats neat about these is that you can decorate them any way you want to fit any occasion

  22. Those are SO cute!

  23. Cheesecake of ANY kind is my favorite dessert! Thanks so much for sharing this Colleen, my youngest daughter would love to help with this one. We are tired of the same old treats here, and this one is so festive! I am thinking I’d have to do the stripes right before serving, if taken to a 4th party. I know I’d have them a mess before getting to my destination otherwise.

  24. Adorable! Thanks for sharing with us.

  25. I love how fun and creative they are. They also look like temptation on plate.

  26. April Decheine says:

    I love cheesecake and these are adorable!

  27. I just love cheesecake and the creativity of this recipe is great!

  28. Oooooh, yum! Thanks for sharing this!

  29. Those are adorable. And cheesecake :)

    Double win!

  30. Elena R. says:

    They looks so yummy and are great for 4th July! It’s a shame that I am a bad baker LOL

  31. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  32. courtney b says:

    ohh what a great idea! you are so creative…. i love this..

  33. These are adorable and look delicious!

  34. Omygosh how cute are those n I love CHEESE cake too. Looks so tasty

  35. Such a cute idea!

  36. Oooh these look yummy! Love cheesecake :)

  37. Momicles (Ashley) says:

    I LOVE cheesecake and it’s my husband’s #1 dessert. I might have to try this out!

  38. R Hicks says:

    thsee are great. Ilove cheese cake and they are certain to be a hit at a cookout!

  39. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love fruit and anything with cream cheese,so these are perfect for July 4th

  40. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I went to retweet your tweet, and then I thought to mention that to cut down on some of the sugar you could use Stevia

  41. They look yummy!!

  42. Rhiannon Rowland says:

    Wow! I love how these look and sound delicious too! Hmm, will have to make them now~!

  43. Kimberly M. says:

    These are so cute and so patriotic. Love the idea. Thank you for the recipe. I love new recipes.

  44. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    Oh my goodness! These cheesecake bars look so delicious! I am craving cheesecake now :)

  45. gina toothe says:

    such a nice dessert idea for our patriotic days!! 😉

  46. These are adorable! Wish I had found this before the 4th.

  47. i would have to leave out the blueberries,they make my stomache upset every time i eat them..but i like them ,they just dont like me….

  48. Holly Matthews says:

    Those are seriously adorable.

  49. Fiona N says:

    Those flag cheesecake bars are so cool, creative, and delicious! Thank You for sharing!

  50. Betsy Barnes says:

    So cute and look amazing :)

  51. Kathleen Downes says:

    These are so cute. Cheesecake is my favorite dessert.

  52. Laura M. says:

    Oh, how I wish I had seen this before the 4th!!!

  53. Terra Heck says:

    Those look really delicious and festive for the 4th of July!

  54. Lisa Brown says:

    Those look so yummy and they are festive. Very creative. Thank you for the recipe.

  55. Jennifer Jo Archdeacon says:

    I love cheesecake and am always looking for new ways to make it so this is a great idea.

  56. Heather hayes panjon says:

    These looks amazing!:)

  57. Diana Stanhope says:

    Oh my this is adorable! You are so creative! I will be trying my hand at this next year for sure.

  58. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    Love these cheesecake bars! I will have to make these real soon. Thanks!

  59. Sandy VanHoey says:

    cute! And what better than cheesecake. These would be so cute for a party on the 4th.

  60. Oh these sounds wonderful.. I am going to try to make them :)

  61. Michelle F. says:

    Such a cute idea. Will be doing this next year.

  62. Love, love, love cheesecake. I host a July 4th cookout every year. These may just be on the menu next year. Super cute idea.

  63. These look delicious! I’m going to have to try them!

  64. These are really cute and they sound so good. Thank you for sharing with us.

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