Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

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Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars – flaky pastry around a thick and creamy layer of cheesecake.  Then topped with butter and cinnamon sugar. A quick and easy version of sopapillas you can make in no time! 

I love Mexican recipes and anything that is Tex-Mex themed. So when I can have a dessert that is fitting for my favorite dinner, I am one happy girl! Guacamole, Chicken Fajitas, Spanish Rice and then these Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars…..a perfect day!

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Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

The cheesecake bars use crescent rolls to get the flaky layers. That also means they are super easy to make and you can assemble them in just minutes! You get the cinnamon and sugar crunch that sopapillas are known for with a sweet creamy cheesecake later. A super easy treat that you can make for just about any occasion.

What You’ll Need

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  • Crescent Rolls Dough – if you can find the sheets, they are the best, but regular crescent rolls work as well. Just press it together at the seams so it forms one sheet.
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
A close up of a slice of cake on a plate, with Dinner and Cheesecake

How to Make Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

  1. Flaky Crust – the crust for these are crescent rolls.  It is a very easy shortcut that makes them super flaky and delicious.  You need 2 rolls of dough.  1 gets pressed into the bottom of the pan, and one goes over the cheesecake mixture. 
  2. Make the Cheesecake – Cream together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until it is smooth and creamy. Spread over the base in the pan and then this gets topped with the second roll of dough.
  3. Cinnamon Sugar – about half of the cinnamon sugar mixture get sprinkled over the base.  The rest gets sprinkled on the top before you bake it.  It gets a little crispy and extra tasty! 
  4. Bake – Once everything is assembled you just bake until the crescent dough is set and cooked.  Let them cool completely before slicing.  They are best stored in the fridge. 
A close up of a slice of cake on a plate, with Dinner and Cheesecake

How Do You Store Cheesecake Bars

You want to keep these covered and in the fridge. They will last for a couple days. When you are ready to serve, take them out about 30 minutes ahead of time so they can warm up just a bit.

What Can I Use If I Can’t Find Crescent Rolls

I realize that not every country or even grocery store sells the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, so if you can’t find it, puff pastry sheets work great as well. You will need to roll it out just a little to get it to fit a 13×9 inch baking dish, but it will work great as a swap.

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4.55 from 20 votes

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

By Erin
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars – top off a Mexican feast with these flaky, creamy, and delicious cheesecake bars. Coated in cinnamon and sugar and such a fun treat.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 2 packages crescent rolls
  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Mix well. Set aside.
  • Unroll 1 package crescent rolls and press into the bottom of a 13×9 inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle about half of the cinnamon mixture over the base.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the base.
  • Top with the remaining package of crescent rolls.
  • Pour butter over the top and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden and set.
  • Let cool completely before serving.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 44mg | Sugar: 15g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 105
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  1. Made these last night. Fantastic.
    One guy took all the leftovers home to his wife. Another guy asked for the recipe.

  2. These are one of my all-time favorite desserts! I always make this for potlucks and people always ask me for the recipe!