Strawberry and Blueberry Oatmeal Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Can you believe it’s August already? The year is just flying by!

Truthfully I’m a little torn about moving so rapidly towards fall. I don’t have kids yet, so back to school doesn’t effect me too much – there’s just more traffic going to work in the mornings.

It’s more that I don’t want to see the warm weather go. Walking Jessie (our black lab) in super cold weather is the worst. Worse that sweating while walking her.

Strawberry and Blueberry Oatmeal Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Plus, I’ve been digging cold treats recently. And those are perfect in warm weather. But I can carry those into winter, right? I mean, ice cream is totally a year round thing.

And I love all the fresh fruit right now! Even though you can get fruit year round, it’s all on sale right now. So I’m trying to squeeze fruit into as many treats as I can. They’ll be out of season soon and I’ll miss them.

Strawberry and Blueberry Oatmeal Cheesecake Cookie Bars

These Strawberry and Blueberry Oatmeal Cheesecake Cookie Bars feature two of my favorite fruits – strawberries and blueberries. When I made these strawberry and blueberry oatmeal cookies towards the beginning of the summer, the hubs declared them to be the best cookie ever. I love that he loves them so much, but now that’s the only thing he wants me to make.

Since I know you all don’t want the same recipe repeated week after week on the blog, I decided to make him the cookies – but with a twist!

Strawberry and Blueberry Oatmeal Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Instead of white chocolate chips, I made them with white chocolate cheesecake. And in bar form!

Bingo! These might be even better than the cookies. Same great taste, but with cheesecake.

The cheesecake is the perfect addition. A great contrast in texture to the cookie around it. Heaven for the cinnamon, oatmeal, fruit and cheesecake lover!

And the oatmeal cookie base and topping is so soft and cinnamon filled, it totally melds together with the cheesecake and all comes together perfectly for a party in your mouth.

Strawberry and Blueberry Oatmeal Cheesecake Cookie Bars

And because these bars are full of oatmeal and fruit, they’re perfect for breakfast. 😉

I like these even better than the cookies. The hubs wasn’t sold though. He’s still a cookie guy.

Oh well, more for the rest of us! I guess I’ll be making the cookies again. :)

Strawberry and Blueberry Oatmeal Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Yield: 16 square bars


Cookie Base
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats

Cheesecake Filling
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Fruit for topping
3/4 cup strawberries, hulled and chopped
3/4 cup blueberries


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
4. Add cinnamon, flour, cornstarch and baking soda to a medium sized bowl and combine.
5. With the mixer on low speed, add flour mixture to butter and sugar mixture.
6. Stir in old fashioned oats. Dough will be thick.
7. Line a 9x9 square pan with parchment paper.
8. Spread just over half of the cookie dough into the bottom of the pan.
9. To make the cheesecake filling, beat the cream cheese, sugar and egg together until combined.
10. Melt white chocolate and add to cream cheese mixture. Mix well.
11. Spread cheesecake mixture evenly over oatmeal cookie base.
12. Sprinkle fruit evenly and crumble the remaining cookie dough on top of the cheesecake.
13. Bake for 32-34 minutes. Edges should be lightly browned, center may still be a bit jiggly but will firm as it cools.
14. Allow to cool completely before slicing. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
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  1. Hopping over from Wednesday Extravaganza to say that these look so pretty and yummy! I love oatmeal cookies…and cheesecake…and berries. I’m sure my boys would enjoy them, too. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. I love these bars! I just did a cheesecake bar for the first time and I am totally addicted!

  3. I can’t believe it is August either! The bars look amazing – I can’t wait to try them :)

  4. Don’t even remind me that it’s August. The second week is already almost over!!! I don’t mind too much, I guess – fall is my favourite month. Still, I’ll be sad to see the warm weather go, as well as all the amazing fruit. I’d better stock up on strawberries and blueberries so that I can make these incredible cheesecake bars! Gorgeous!

  5. I heart this recipe. I am suuuch a fruit junkie and I love me some cheesecake! Also– that pressed oatmeal-ey crust is just gorgeous.

  6. I’m sad to see summer leave…but at the same time, I’m anxious for the fall sweet treat! I love these bars! Sharing on fb and pinning! (=

    • says:

      Thanks Gloria!! I love fall flavors too – I think my biggest problem is I love everything! :)

  7. These bars look over the top amazing! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  8. Cheesecake bars with fresh berries…creamy, fresh, and seasonal! We can keep serving summer desserts and pretend it isn’t August already!
    I understand your dislike of dog walking in the winter! We have a new puppy and every time I grumble about taking him out (for the 1 millionth time) I think about how much worse it is going to be when its cold out!

  9. These look wonderful!! I love berries and cheesecake together. :)

  10. I remember when we lived in AZ I hated when Fall came because the traffic got SO bad from all the snow birds! I never notice the traffic now, since I never use the freeway, but I bet it does get worse. I love these bars!! Anything cheesecake is fine with me!

  11. Stunning! I’m pretty sure I could eat these and die happy.

  12. the bars sound great. all the recipes on this page look delish.

  13. These are GORGEOUS! I, too, am going to miss the summer produce. I haven’t been able to do nearly as much with them as I wanted.

  14. These sound amazing! I love the idea of cheesecake with oatmeal!! You’ve been featured at Time to Sparkle!

  15. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  16. Congratulations! Your post will be featured at the TGIF Link Party this week!
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  17. These bars are amazing! I made them for tailgating this weekend and everyone loved them. The only critique is that they are super sweet so I may try reducing the sugar a little bit next time I make them. Thanks for a great recipe!

  18. These look amazing but now that it’s the middle of Sept, how do you think frozen berries would work instead of fresh?

    • says:

      Frozen berries should be fine, just let them defrost and then pat them dry before using them to help get rid of the extra moisture.

  19. Your cheesecake oatmeal bar is so awesome! We tried it with our Coach’s Oats and posted about the recipe on our blog:
    You are credited as our inspiration. Thank you Lindsay for this fantastic oatmeal bar creation!

  20. I love a good cheesecake bar! These look amazing!
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  21. Hi, Lindsey!

    I just discovered your absolutely (hearing angels singing in the background) beautiful site! Seriously.

    There’s not that many food blogs that rock my socks off, (usually I just like several for a recipe or two and hardly ever comment. I mean it hardly E.V.E.R.) call me a food snob perhaps? I admit I’ve been spoiled. Both my grandparents were retired chefs and my great grandparents immigrated here from Italy and at 20 years old my great-grandfather opened up a N.Y. Mom and pop neighborhood pizza/simple pure Italian food shop (he always called it a shop never a restaurant) though many people came who were miles from the neighborhood shop lol) that is still in business today. The menu wasn’t large but what they did they did with pure simple ingredients and love. Word of mouth and belly are powerful tools! Though on a larger scale and the help of social media that’s what I see here. Pure simple lovely soul warming recipes made with love and it shows and shows within the first 30 seconds of looking at the smorgasbord of delightfulness. My bestie is also a graduate of the C.I.A. ;). Got to eat literally a LOT of homework. lol

    I didn’t know which recipe to comment on while still looking at your blog some 1 hour and change later. So I just kinda did a close your eyes and point sorta thingie. Actually I had my eye on something and it was my daughter who said, “OHHH mom you MUST make THESE” pointing at your Oatmeal Strawberry/Blueberry Cheese Cake Bars. It’s now on the “to do list” for tomorrow though I did have a fleeting thought of making them tonight to have for breakfast. After all it does contain oatmeal right? 😉 :)

    How refreshing it is to have all sweets, treats and celebration recipes in ONE spot.

    For someone that hardly ever comments on food blogs I’m doing a pretty good job with this forever long post. Making up for lost time. lol. I just really wanted to tell you how much I admire your creations. The thing I love the most and what caught my eye was that although a lot of your recipes look extremely labor intensive I think because of the outstanding photography (and I say that as a compliment and I’m sure some are) but when I glance at the ingredients it’s for the most part things one already has on hand and the extremely easy to read instructions and for that reason I’m sure easy to execute though my pipping skills are not up to par. I’m sort of a “United Nations” cook with maybe a little extra experience in the Italian and Asian categories! Haha. I always have a dessert in the house though even if it’s a one pan quick cobbler thrown together before some misc. fruits go bad. Those are some of the tastiest yummies though! It’s fun to just grab some ingredients and fly by the seat of your pants though! 😀

    So I shall stalk you no longer lol (only because it’s bedtime here) and look forward to making many of your sweet treats. And I’m sure like I once did my family will enjoy eating my “home-work”! lol

    Have a blessed day and keep doing what your doing because your doing it right, with passion and love and it shows. No it shines.

    Sweet dreams



    After reading the above I sound like some food critic believe this I am NOT lol. I’m a dorky slightly geekie put foot in mouth kinda gal really! 😂. I just appreciate a couple of the finer things in life like food cause I don’t have no Beverly Hills 90210 address that’s for sure! 😂

    • Hi again Lindsey! How do I subscribe to your blog? Told you I was dorky lol. Please sign me up if you would so kind to do so.


    • says:

      Hi Tracey! Thanks so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you found the blog and have been enjoying it! Please let me know if you ever have any questions about a recipe. :)


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