Easy Raspberry Coconut Cheesecake Bars

Friday, April 27, 2018
If you're not a baker, you just found the easiest bar cookie recipe out there! These Easy Coconut Cheesecake bars are not only scrumptious, they're so easy and virtually foolproof for raspberry and coconut lovers. I even have some more suggestions to substitute if you prefer other flavors. Checkout how easy these are to make, great for picnics, lunches or bake sales!


This is an easy bar cookie with a cake mix crust and the filling is a cheesecake batter with raspberry jam swirl and coconut that toasts while baking in the oven




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This is an easy bar cookie with a cake mix crust and the filling is a cheesecake batter with raspberry jam swirl and coconut that toasts while baking in the oven

This is an easy bar cookie with a cake mix crust and the filling is a cheesecake batter with raspberry jam swirl and coconut that toasts while baking in the oven

Memories of my dad's favorite desserts as a child


One of my favorite childhood memories of my dad was his favorite dessert. He always loved cake with raspberry seedless jam and coconut. The entire time I baked these all I could think of is how much he would have loved these bars. He would have loved the flavors of the raspberry swirled into this decadent cheesecake batter then sprinkle with coconut that toasts up perfectly while baking.

I have made many dessert he used to love. White cake with raspbery jam and coconut was his all time favorite. He used to get them at a bakery in Upstate New York called the Star bakery. Back in Utica, New York where I am originally from they called these Mary Janes. Delicious little round cakes.


He also loved white cake half moon cookies with raspberry jam and coconut sprinkled on top. These little easy raspberry coconut cheesecake bars would have been a new found favorite for him if he was still with us. Today I made them in his memory. Time goes on but his memory will never fade away.





This is an easy bar cookie with a cake mix crust and the filling is a cheesecake batter with raspberry jam swirl and coconut that toasts while baking in the oven

I know some of my readers prefer all homemade baking from scratch so I have provided the original recipe mom use to make that is from scratch for the crust. You will find that below.

CRUST ( Version #2)

For those of you that prefer not to use a cake mix, here is my homemade crust recipe to use in its place:

1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons unsalted butter chilled and cut into 12 pieces
Mix all together. Press into greased pan. Proceed with same directions for filling.



Easy Raspberry Coconut Cheesecake Bars

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:

8 oz package of cream cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup of sugar
Topping 1 cup Red Raspberry preserves
1/2 cup coconut to 1 cup depending how much you like it
Options: You can also substitute 1 cup white chocolate chips or chocolate chips in the place of coconut. You can also add macadamia nuts with any combination

instructions:

Make crust using a mixer or by hand mix till well blended into a ball. Pat into a lightly sprayed brownie pan. In a large bowl using a mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and eggs for around 7 minutes. Pour over crust, swirl preserves over the top of the cheese mixture. Bake in a preheated oven at  350 degrees till brown and set 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely.  Cut. 
calories
89
fat (grams)
8
sat. fat (grams)
2
carbs (grams)
11
protein (grams)
6
sugar (grams)
11
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7 comments

Angie Schneider said...

Raspberry and coconut...what a creative and wonderful combo of flavours! Your cheesecake bar looks amazing!

Liz Berg said...

You are hitting all my favorites in each and every bite---cheesecake, raspberries and coconut! Love these!

Camila Esteves Garcia said...

This looks divine! How would I love to try them!!

Natalie said...

I love coconut and raspberry together! Such a great combination. These cheesecakes bars look and sounds so yummy!

Alina | Cooking Journey Blog said...

Love the flavor combination of raspberry, coconut and cream cheese!

Julia K said...

I love that they are pretty quick to make which is always a huge plus!

Kushi said...

What a delicious combination. All my favorites in one recipe.

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