Are you a cheesecake lover? What if you could have the creamy, delicious taste of traditional cheesecake without all the time and effort involved in making it? Well, now you can! Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars are an incredibly tasty bite-sized dessert that is simple to make.

Not only do they require minimal hands-on time and limited ingredients, but they also come out with a wonderfully crunchy outer layer and a rich inner layer. So get your air fryer ready for some amazing homemade goodness – because these bars are about to blow your mind!

Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars

Simple & Easy Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars

Air fryer cheesecake bars are a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that can be made in a fraction of the time it takes to bake traditional cheesecake. The air fryer creates a crispy golden crust while making the filling smooth.

Why You Will Love Making Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

This will soon become your favorite cheesecake air fryer recipe because:

  • Quick and easy: Making cheesecake bars in an air fryer is quick and easy, taking only a fraction of the time it takes to bake a traditional cheesecake in the oven.
  • Evenly cooked: The hot air circulation in the air fryer ensures that the cheesecake bars are evenly cooked, resulting in a perfectly cooked and creamy texture.
  • Crispy crust: The air fryer produces a crispy and golden crust on the cheesecake bars, satisfying their crunch.
  • Versatile: Cheesecake bars can be customized with various toppings, such as fresh fruit, whipped cream, or chocolate chips, making them a versatile dessert that can be adapted to suit your taste.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars

Air Fryer cheesecake bars are a delicious and easy dessert to make, perfect for those summer outdoor gatherings or just an afternoon pick-me-up. All you need is a few simple ingredients and your air fryer, and in no time, you’ll have created a decadent treat that your friends and family will love!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars

Remember the step-by-step directions below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page and the nutritional information.

  • Golden Oreos
  • Butter: Salted butter that has been melted
  • Cream Cheese: Room temperature cream cheese, regular or low-fat
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Sour Cream: Regular or low-fat
  • Egg: Use a large, room-temperature egg
  • Vanilla Extract: For the best flavor, use pure vanilla extract
  • White Chocolate Chips: You can also use white chocolate bars, diced

How To Cook Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

Are you looking for the perfect way to make cheesecake bars? Then look no further! Using an air fryer allows you to cook your delicious cheesecake bars with less hassle and more efficiency – it’s a win-win situation!

Below we will cover how to cook cheesecake bars in an air fryer.

How To Cook Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

Step One: Prepare The Baking Pan

Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.

How To Cook Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

Step Two: Prepare The Cheesecake Crust In Air Fryer

Place 12 of the Oreos in a food processor and process them into crumbs. Drizzle in the butter and pulse a few more times until the crumbs are coated. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Air fry at 320 degrees F for 3-5 minutes, and set aside to cool while the filling is made.

How To Cook Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

Step Three: Prepare The Cheesecake Filling

Place the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, egg, and vanilla into the food processor. There is no need to clean the food processor between making the crust and filling. Pulse until combined and creamy. Add the white chocolate chips and pulse a few times to distribute them evenly.

How To Cook Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

Step Four: Air Fry Cheesecake Bars

Pour this mixture over the crust and smooth out the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes, at 300 degrees F, or until the cheesecake is slightly jiggly right in the center.

How To Cook Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

Step Five: Add The Topping

While the bars are air frying, roughly chop the remaining 8 Oreos. When they are done cooking, sprinkle the remaining Oreos on top and gently press them into the cheesecake.  Let sit on the counter until completely cool, and then cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours until set.

How To Cook Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

Step Six: Serving

Cut into bars and drizzle with the melted white chocolate wafers if using; let them sit for about 15 minutes for the white chocolate to harden, and serve immediately.

How To Cook Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

Recipe Notes:

  • The richness the Oreos give to the crust is something you can’t get from other cookies! To me, it is the best part of the cookie bars!
  • What I love about this recipe is how customizable it is. You can use any flavor of Oreo and switch up the cheesecake filling flavor as well.
  • The Oreo flavor stands out, but the white chocolate also does. Along with the creamy cheesecake, you cannot go wrong with this knock-out dessert. 
  • I have made this recipe in a 9×9 pan with the same cooking time, and it also comes out perfectly, perfect if you have an air fryer oven or oven with an air fryer setting.
  • I only use high-quality white chocolate like Ghirardelli, and I also use their white chocolate melting wafers as well. I suggest this brand or similar for these cheesecake bars.
  • If you cannot get brand-name golden Oreo, vanilla cream sandwich cookies also work. 
  • These bars must be stored in the fridge and are best served chilled. They will keep in the fridge in a sealed container for up to a week. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars

Frequently Asked Questions About Making Cheesecake Bars In Air Fryer

Can I use a springform pan to make cheesecake bars in the air fryer?

Yes, you can use a springform pan if it fits in your air fryer basket. Make sure to wrap the bottom of the pan with foil to prevent any leakage.

Can I use a water bath when making cheesecake in the air fryer?

Using a water bath when making cheesecake bars in the air fryer is unnecessary since the hot air circulation ensures even cooking. However, if you prefer to use a water bath, you can place the baking pan in a larger pan filled with hot water before air frying.

Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars are an incredibly tasty bite-sized dessert that is simple to make.

Can I make cheesecake bars in an air fryer with a different crust?

Yes, you can use a different crust for the cheesecake bars, such as Oreo cookies or shortbread cookies.

How long do I need to let the cheesecake bars cool before slicing them?

It’s best to let the cheesecake bars cool completely in the pan before slicing them. This can take around 30-60 minutes.

How do I store leftover cheesecake bars?

Store leftover cheesecake bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. They can also be frozen for up to 2-3 months.

Can I double the recipe for cheesecake bars in the air fryer?

It’s possible to double the recipe, but you may need to adjust the cooking time and temperature accordingly.

Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars are an incredibly tasty bite-sized dessert that is simple to make.

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Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars

Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 3 minutes
Servings: 9 Servings

Description

Are you a cheesecake lover? What if you could have the creamy, delicious taste of traditional cheesecake without all the time and effort involved in making it? Well, now you can! Air Fryer Cheesecake Bars are an incredibly tasty bite-sized dessert that is simple to make.

Ingredients 

  • 20 Golden Oreos, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, salted, and melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate melting wafers, melted, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Place 12 of the Oreos in a food processor and process them into crumbs. Drizzle in the butter and pulse a few more times until the crumbs are coated. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Air fry at 320 degrees F for 3-5 minutes, and set aside to cool while the filling is made.
  • Place the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, egg, and vanilla into the food processor. There is no need to clean the food processor between making the crust and filling. Pulse until combined and creamy. Add the white chocolate chips and pulse a few times to distribute them evenly.
  • Pour this mixture over the crust and smooth out the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes, at 300 degrees F, or until the cheesecake is slightly jiggly right in the center.
  • While the bars are air frying, roughly chop the remaining 8 Oreos. When they are done cooking, sprinkle the remaining Oreos on top and gently press them into the cheesecake.  Let sit on the counter until completely cool, and then cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours until set.
  • Cut into bars and drizzle with the melted white chocolate wafers if using; let them sit for about 15 minutes for the white chocolate to harden, and serve immediately.

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Baking Pan
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 232mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 541IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 1mg

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