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I was in the kitchen, looking for something to make for dinner. I had a block of cream cheese that needed to be used up, and I thought maybe I could make some sort of cheesy dish. But what?

Then it hit me: cream cheese squares! I could just spread the cream cheese on some bread, roll it up, and cut it into squares. Simple but delicious.

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I got to work right away, and soon I had a pan full of creamy, cheesy squares. They were so good that my family practically inhaled them. In fact, we may have eaten too many . . . but they were just too good to resist!

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Cream cheese squares are the perfect easy dessert recipe for any occasion. Rich, creamy, and delicious, they’ll be a hit with everyone.

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So, what are you waiting for? Try out this delicious recipe today! And don’t forget to let us know how it goes. We always love getting feedback from our readers.

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Cream cheese squares are my favorite dessert! They’re both sweet and savory, which makes them perfect for any occasion. Plus you can’t beat the classic flavor combo of cream cheese with fruit in it to give your taste buds some excitement perks too!

Why I love this recipe?

I absolutely adore cream cheese squares! They are the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and they make an excellent dessert. The creaminess of the cheese pairs perfectly with the crispy outer crust, and I love how versatile they are. You can add whatever toppings you like, whether it’s fruit, nuts, or even chocolate. And they’re so easy to make, which is always a bonus in my book.

So if you’re looking for a delicious and easy recipe to impress your guests (or just yourself!), look no further than cream cheese squares. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

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Can you use low-fat cream cheese?

Yes, you can use low-fat cream cheese in cream cheese squares. However, the texture and taste may be slightly different than if you used regular cream cheese. Low-fat cream cheese is typically made with skim milk, so it may not be as rich and creamy as regular cream cheese. If you’re watching your fat intake, using low-fat cream cheese is a good way to cut down on calories without sacrificing flavor.

Cream Cheese Squares making Tips

Cream cheese squares are one of those recipes that are so simple, yet so delicious. And while they might seem like they would be difficult to make, they’re actually quite easy. Here are a few tips to help you make the perfect cream cheese squares:

  1. Start with good quality cream cheese. This will make all the difference in the final product.
  2. Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before you begin mixing it with the other ingredients. This will ensure that it mixes evenly and smoothly.
  3. Be careful not to over-bake the cream cheese squares. They should be just set in the middle, with a slight jiggle to them. Overbaking will result in dry, crumbly squares.
  4. Allow the cream cheese squares to cool completely before cutting into them. This will give you clean, neat squares that are easy to eat.

Cream Cheese Squares Variations

Cream cheese squares are one of the most versatile desserts out there. You can add any flavor you like to them and they will still taste amazing.

Here are some of our favorite variations:

  • Chocolate cream cheese squares: These are made by adding chocolate chips or cocoa powder to the cream cheese mixture.
  • Peanut butter cream cheese squares: These are made by adding peanut butter to the cream cheese mixture.
  • Cinnamon cream cheese squares: These are made by adding cinnamon to the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pumpkin cream cheese squares: These are made by adding pumpkin puree and spices to the cream cheese mixture.
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How to serve these cream cheese squares

These cream cheese squares are the perfect party food! They’re easy to make and can be served either warm or cold. Plus, they’re always a hit with guests!

Here’s how to serve them up:

  • If you’re serving them cold, simply cut them into squares and enjoy!
  • If you’re serving them warm, pop them in the microwave for a few seconds before cutting them into squares.
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Ingredients:

  • Tube of crescent roll dough
  • Sugar divided
  • Cream cheese softened
  • Vanilla
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Butter
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How to Make Lemon Cream Cheese Bars:

Step 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9×9 baking dish well.

Step 2. Unroll the dough, and separate it into two even sections.

Step 3. Pinch the lines of the dough closed and spread half of the dough into the bottom of the baking dish.

Pinch the lines of the dough closed and spread half of the dough into the bottom of the baking dish.

Step 4. Combine the cream cheese, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, and ½ cup of sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth.

Combine the cream cheese, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, and ½ cup of sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth.

Step 5. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the layer of dough in the baking dish.

Spread the cream cheese mixture over the layer of dough in the baking dish.

Step 6. Top the filling with the remaining layer of dough.

Top the filling with the remaining layer of dough.

Step 7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

Step 8. Brush the top of the dough with the melted butter, and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of sugar.

Brush the top of the dough with the melted butter, and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of sugar.

Step 9. Cool to room temperature, and then chill for 6 hours.

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Cream cheese squares are the perfect combination of sweet and savory, which makes them an excellent dessert. Jump to printable recipe below!

How do I store these cream cheese squares?

To store cream cheese squares, simply place them in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll be good for up to a week! If you want to keep them longer, you can freeze them for up to two months. Just make sure to thaw them overnight in the fridge before enjoying them.

Can cream cheese bars be frozen?

Yes, cream cheese bars can be frozen. Just place them in a freezer bag and seal it tightly. When you’re ready to eat them, let them thaw in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. They’ll taste just as good as when they were fresh!

Can I make ahead cream cheese squares?

Yes, you can make cream cheese squares ahead of time! Simply prepare the recipe as directed, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply remove it from the fridge and enjoy!

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Cream Cheese Squares

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9
Cream cheese squares are the perfect combination of sweet and savory, which makes them an excellent dessert.
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Ingredients 

  • 1 Tube of crescent roll dough
  • ½ cup Sugar divided
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar divided
  • 8 oz Cream cheese , softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • The juice and zest from 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp Butter , melted

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9×9 baking dish well.
  • Unroll the dough, and separate it into two even sections.
  • Pinch the lines of the dough closed, and spread half of the dough into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Combine the cream cheese, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest and ½ cup of the sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the layer of dough in the baking dish.
  • Top the filling with the remaining layer of dough, and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Brush the top of the dough with the melted butter, and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of sugar.
  • Cool to room temperature, and then chill for 6 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0.4mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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More easy dessert recipes

Cream cheese squares are the perfect easy dessert recipe. Made with just cream cheese, sugar, and a few simple ingredients, they’re delicious, rich, and can be made in advance.

If you’re looking for other easy dessert recipes, why not try one of these?

Chocolate chip cookies: These classic cookies are always a hit. Simply mix together chocolate chips, butter, sugar, and eggs, then bake.

Chocolate chip cookies

Banana bread: This quick bread is a great way to use up ripe bananas. Mix together bananas, sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, and baking powder, then bake.

Banana Bread

Apple pie: This classic pie is made with a simple dough and a filling of apples, sugar, and spices.

3 Ingredient Apple Pie Cake

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