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square cream cheese bar on white plate

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Bars

The cinnamon-sugar topping on Cinnamon Cream Cheese Bars reminds me of an elephant ear or churros.  These dessert bars are much easier to make at home and have a layer of cream cheese for extra goodness!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 15 bars
Calories 329kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 9x13 Baking Dish
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Stand Mixer


  • 2 packages crescent rolls


  • 2 - 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread one package of crescent roll dough across an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.
  • Beat two packages of cream cheese with one cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Spread mixture over rolls.
  • Spread out second package of crescent rolls and lay on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Melt butter and spread evenly over the top.
  • Mix cinnamon and 1/4 cup of sugar and sprinkle over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 - 30 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Cool completely before cutting. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Store extras in the refrigerator.



  • Let cream cheese soften so it's easier to mix and spread
  • Sheets of crescent dough
  • When pouring butter over the top be sure it's spread evenly, we use a basting brush to spread the melted butter around
  • Ensure there are no pools of butter, keep spreading it out if butter puddles exist - this will make a more uniform looking top crust
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture with your fingers evenly across the melted butter
  • Store extras in the refrigerator


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 594IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg