Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

It had to be done. I didn't want to do it, but I did it anyway. I made the Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars and my thighs are cursing me right now. These bars are not only ridiculously easy to make, but they are magically delicious. Wait, that's Lucky Charms slogan. Okay, they are ridiculously delicious!
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
So, Cinco de Mayo is in just a couple of days and you are supposed to bring a dessert to your gathering...this is the one you want to make. I bet you already have everything you need in your kitchen right now.
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars Ingredients
Here's what you need: cream cheese, crescent rolls, sugar, almond or vanilla extract, butter and cinnamon.
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Here's how you make these little South of the Border delights (although, technically sopapillas are from New Mexico...or so I read): start by unrolling a can of crescent rolls and pressing them into the bottom of the pan.
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Mix up the cream cheese, sugar and extract.
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crescent layer.
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Unroll the second can of crescent rolls and carefully cover the cream cheese mixture
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Pour melted butter over the top.
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar all over and place into 350 degree oven. Bake for about 30 minutes.
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

2 (8oz.) packages cream cheese
2  cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup cinnamon sugar (1/2 cup sugar with 1 Tbsp. cinnamon)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unroll 1 can of crescent rolls and press into an ungreased  9x13 inch glass pan, pinching together perforations and lining the bottom of pan. In medium mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Add in vanilla or almond extract. Spread over crescent roll base evenly. Unroll second can of rolls and carefully cover the cream cheese layer, pinching the seams together. Pour melted butter over the top and sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars. Refrigerate any leftovers. (This recipe can be cut in half and baked in an 8x8 inch pan.)
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
I sent out a picture on Instagram yesterday after these came out of the oven with the caption, "This must be what heaven smells like." Ridiculously easy, ridiculously delicious. You should make up a batch of these soon...for dessert, for a snack, for breakfast...any occasion will do.

Need some more Cinco de Mayo inspiration?
Cinco de Mayo Tablescape
Homestyle Salsa
Slow Cooked Beef Burritos
Mexican Fruit Salad

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14 comments:

  1. They look delicious! Save some for me :)

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  2. Oh my goodness! You had me at sopapilla! They look fantastic!! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
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  3. The crunch and the cinnamon surrounding that cheesecake...oh, my delicious! Perfect ending to a Cinco de Mayo or any day meal! Thanks!

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  4. These look so yummy :X Great combination of ingredients!

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  5. The Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars look devine! In fact, I added a link to it on my blog after seeing it on Skip to My Lou. YUM!

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  6. I've made those many times! So hard to stop! Way better than a real sopapilla (I know, I shouldn't say that out loud).

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  7. Those sound deliciously rich, and who could say "NO" to that!

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  8. A girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do...especially when it comes to cheese cake! These look soooo delish Nici!

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  9. These look amazing! can't wait to try this recipe!

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  10. Yum! These do sound sinfully delicious! Love how easy they are too. Thank you for sharing this and your yummy apricot orange chicken and sports survival bag at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Blessings,
    Deborah

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  11. Holy cow!! I am both sad and grateful in equal measure that we can't get crescent rolls here in New Zealand. Although I long to experience the wonder of these cheesecake bars, my thighs are extraordinarily grateful that this cannot happen.

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  12. These look like the PERFECT end to any Taco Tuesday dinner, Nici! Thanks for the delicious recipe!

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  13. These look wonderful, Nici!! I've been craving cheesecake lately, and the picture of these bars caught my eye! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Cook It! Craft It! Share It! last week! Hope to see you back tomorrow evening!
    XO,
    Katie

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  14. Yes please!! I'd love for you to link this up to my Feature Friday Linky Party! www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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