These Strawberry Cheesecake Blondies are quick and easy to whip up and satisfy any cheesecake craving!
I would love to tell you that our weekend was all rainbows and lollipops. It kinda was, mostly, up until the end. We had almost made it through two days of fun where the worst thing that happened was both boys waking up before 5am on Sunday. Now that seems like no big deal at all. You see, my darling husband just turned 40 last week. To celebrate the occasion, he bought himself a Freebord, which is like a skateboard except even more dangerous. Did I mention he’s 40?
Yesterday, on exactly his third time taking this thing out for a spin, he called me to say that he fell on his mouth. He spent all Sunday night getting patched up at the emergency room. He is thankfully going to be OK, but he broke his jaw and a bone in his hand! He’s headed for facial surgery later this week, and we won’t know more about his hand until next week.
I had to leave him at the ER by himself since I had the boys with me. When I got home and got the kids to bed (remember the ones who woke up way before the crack of dawn?), the only thing I knew to do with myself was to start cooking. I was actually just about to start these cheesecake blondies when I got his call after the fall, so I carried on with the project to try to get busy doing something besides worrying.
These chewy, cheesecake-filled blondies are incredibly easy to make, and they taste rich and delicious. I can’t fully enjoy them because even a sweet dessert can’t make the worry go away, but I’ll be making up a batch soon when my overly adventurous husband can actually chew again. In the meantime, I wanted to share the recipe with you so you can get to enjoying them right away! Stay safe out there, friends :) xo
Strawberry Cheesecake Blondies
These easy blondies will satisfy any cheesecake craving!
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- 1/2 c. butter softened
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. all purpose flour I used spelt flour
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 4 oz. cream cheese I used reduced fat
- 1/4 c. strawberry jam or preserves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8″ square baking dish with cooking spray.
With an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar on medium-low speed for about 3 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla until smooth.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix on low until combined. Spread mixture into the prepared pan.
Heat cream cheese and jam in a microwave-safe bowl for 20-30 seconds. (You want them softened enough to stir together but not hot.) Stir them well, and spread cream cheese mixture on top of blondie dough. Use a spoon to swirl cheesecake into the blondies.
Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until center is set. Allow to cool before cutting.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 35
- Category: Dessert
Annie @Maebells says
Oh my gosh! My Mom broke her jaw at her mouth had to be wired shut for 8 weeks….she could only eat through a straw! :( I hope that isn’t the case for your husband! On the other hand, these blondies look like a good way to put the day behind you! Sending good thoughts your way!
Yes, we are on a straw diet over here right now! :( I hide in the kitchen to eat so I don’t rub it in that I can actually open my mouth and chew. At least he only has to be banded shut for 10-14 days. Eight weeks sounds so miserable!! Thanks, Annie :)
Oh no, I saw the pic on IG :( That must have been so scary! Hope your husband is okay and recovers quickly. *hugs*
Thank you, Kelly. He is doing pretty well, and now we’re just waiting to find out when he’ll have surgery. Never saw this coming!
Rosemarie Hilton says
I’m praying for your family. God bless you!
Thank you, Rosemarie! I appreciate it.
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
That is so scary! I hope your husband makes a quick recovery! We spent a night at the ER ourselves a few days ago with my two-year-old (croup). No fun at all! These bars combine two of my favorite things – cheesecake and strawberries!
I’m sorry about your little one! Let’s just think about cheesecake bars and try to put all that behind us ;)
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
Oh my goodness!! I hope he’s doing okay. You’re pretty dedicated! I would have passed out. These bars look so good. I have everything to make them! I love recipes like that.
Thanks, Jaren. He is being pretty tough about the whole thing. Do you mean you would have passed out asleep when you got home? I had to go back later that night to get him and wanted to stay up for updates, so I needed to keep myself busy somehow!
Thank you Andi. Sorry about hubby. It will take some time and he’ll be all brand new again. You are such a kind hearted soul – very refreshing!
You are sweet, Liz. Thank you! My husband is doing OK and should be good as new in a few weeks.
Stephanie @ Sustaining the Powers says
Oh no! This reminds me of the time my college dorm mate bought his first skateboard. His parents wouldn’t let him have one because they thought he’d break something, so of course he ordered one as soon as he was on his own. He went out for his first ride and called me from a remote corner of campus 20 minutes later asking me to take him to the ER because he thought he’d broken his wrist. They rushed him into surgery, and I ended up having to call his mom to tell her what had happened. (Boy was she mad!)
These cheesecake bars look a heck of a lot better than a trip to the ER. Hope he feels better soon!
Oh no what a sad story! I bet he was glad it was you who called to tell his mom so he didn’t have to ;) I think skateboards are permanently banned in our family now. Too dangerous! Thank you, Stephanie :)
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
Wow this look delicious. Anything that is ‘cheesecake’ is automatically a winner in my book.
So I am not much of a dispassionate evaluator. I like bars too. So I am pleased with this recipe.
If you’re happy, I’m happy ;) Glad you like it, Carol!