Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars (with VIDEO)

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If you have a creamsicle fan in your life, this is the perfect creamsicle dessert for them! An Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bar recipe that is incredibly easy, super cute and tastes just like a creamsicle – only better!

If you love Creamsicles, you're going to go crazy for this No-Bake Orange Cheesecake Bars recipe. No-Bake Creamsicle Cheesecake is the perfect party food

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars Recipe

I’m going to be honest with you right off the bat: I am NOT a creamsicle fan.

Never ever. Nope. Nada.

But, because my daughter is committed to being my opposite in all things sweets, wouldn’t you know that my daughter would order a creamsicle at the beach and fall in love?

But, because I am a good mama and nothing but self-sacrificing, I made her and her buddies a batch of theses Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars for a recent slumber party.

These would be an awesome summer dessert for a BBQ – way less messy than creamsicles and just slightly more sophisticated.

I love how simple they are to dress up – just a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of orange (maybe a sprig of mint) and you’re golden!

 
Check out our quick recipe video to see just how quick and easy these Orange Creamsicle Bars are to make, and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe:

Orange Cheesecake Ingredients

For the cheesecake crust:

For the Cheesecake:

Orange Sour Cream Layer:

Optional garnish:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: swap out the graham cracker crumbs with animal crackers for an even sweeter and more nostalgic treat!

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If you love Creamsicles, you're going to go crazy for this No-Bake Orange Cheesecake Bars recipe. No-Bake Creamsicle Cheesecake is the perfect party food

How to Make Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars

Preheat the oven to 350F

Using a food processor (or ziplock bag with a rolling pin) crush up 1 bag of graham crackers to fine crumbs.

Place the graham cracker crumbs in a medium-sized bowl and mix with the melted butter until completely combined.

Grease and line a 8″ x 8″ cake pan and then firmly press the crust into the pan.

Bake the crust for 10 minutes.

Remove the crust from the oven and reduce the temperature to 300F

In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar with a mixer, about 2 minutes.

Add the eggs one at a time, then the orange zest and juice, beating after every addition.

Pour this cheesecake layer over the baked crust and smooth down with an offset spatula.

Bake until cheesecake is golden at the edges and doesn’t jiggle in the center, about 30-40 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.

Increase the oven temperature to 325F

In a large bowl, beat together the sour cream, powdered icing sugar, orange zest and orange food coloring. 

Pour the orange layer over the cooled cheesecake layer and smooth down with an offset spatula.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Let cool to room temperature before placing in the fridge to complete setting.

When ready to serve, cut into bars and top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sliced orange.

 

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No-Bake Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars are the perfect summer dessert if you love Orange Creamsicle but want something a bit unique

Grab your free printable for our orange creamsicle cheesecake bars recipe:

Yield: 9 cheesecake bars

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars

If you love Creamsicles, you're going to go crazy for this Simple Orange Cheesecake Bar recipe. No-Bake Creamsicle Cheesecake is the perfect party food for summer

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the graham crust:

  • 8 oz graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the cheesecake layer:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • Zest of one orange (1 Tablespoon)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Orange Sour Cream Layer:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 Tablespoons powder sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons orange extract (optional)
  • 2-3 drops of orange gel food coloring 

Optional garnish:

  • Whipped cream
  • Orange slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Using a food processor (or ziplock bag with a rolling pin) crush up 1 bag of graham crackers to fine crumbs.
  3. Place the graham cracker crumbs in a medium-sized bowl and mix with the melted butter until completely combined.
  4. Grease and line a 8" x 8" cake pan and then firmly press the crust into the pan.
  5. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the crust from the oven and reduce the temperature to 300F

! For the cheesecake layer:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar with a mixer, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time, then the orange zest and juice, beating after every addition.
  3. Pour this cheesecake layer over the baked crust and smooth down with an offset spatula.
  4. Bake until cheesecake is golden at the edges and doesn't jiggle in the center, about 30-40 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.

!Orange Sour Cream Layer:

  1. Increase the oven temperature to 325F
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the sour cream, powdered icing sugar, orange zest and orange food coloring. 
  3. Pour the orange layer over the cooled cheesecake layer and smooth down with an offset spatula.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Let cool to room temperature before placing in the fridge to complete setting.
  6. When ready to serve, cut into bars and top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sliced orange.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 6g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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These Orange Creamsicle Bars are a fun take on a classic summer dessert and would be the perfect dessert for a summer BBQ!

For more delicious summer recipes, check out our Rainbow Pasta Salad recipe or our No Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes recipe.

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3 Comments

  1. This recipe is very deceiving (the printable version at least.. in a pinch looking for an easy recipe & didn’t have time to read the entire blog part). But it says “no bake” and then you bake it 3 different times. And also says “cook time 10 minutes” but you bake it for 10 mins then another 30-40 mins then another 10 mins. Sounds like it will come out good though.. just will take longer than expected.

    1. Hi MD, Sorry for the confusion. When I updated this recipe from our original no-bake version, I replaced it with a (better) baked version. I thought I removed all no-bake mentions but it looks like one snuck past me. Thank you for letting me know about the two issues – I will go in and correct.

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