Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars

Happy Valentine’s Day! Thinking about making a delicious dessert for your special someone? May I suggest a layer of sweet graham cracker topped with creamy, subtle cappuccino cheesecake? A dollop of whipped cream seals the deal.

If your Valentine isn’t a cheesecake fan, you might try one of my other favorites! These choices should satisfy any sweet-tooth: Milky Way Chocolate Tart, Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream, Fudgy Chocolate Tart.

Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars

Serving Size: Serves 8

Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars

If you don't have instant herbal coffee you can substitute instant espresso powder in it's place. Adapted from Bon Appetit.


  • 9 whole graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons maple sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled, diced

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant herbal coffee
  • 5 teaspoons instant herbal coffee

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 cup heavy cream, divided

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese

  • 2/3 cup maple sugar

  • 1 large egg


Preheat oven to 350ºF and adjust rack to medium position. Oil and then line an 11x7-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Place graham crackers and whole cane sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until crackers are finely ground. Add butter and herbal coffee and pulse until crumbs are moist and stick together. Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs and set aside. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes until golden.

Stir together herbal coffee, 1 tablespoon cream and vanilla in a small bowl. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until creamy. Add whole cane sugar and beat until blended. Beat in coffee mixture and egg.

Spread filling evenly over crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes until set. Chill uncovered until cold and firm, at least 3 hours.

Beat 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form. Serve cut bars with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with crumb mixture.

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  1. Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc

    I stumbled upon your blog and I totally enjoy Reading it! This cheesecake looks good! I’m pretty sure u enjoyed your valentines day:) will certainly be coming back for more!

  2. Jennifer Fortin

    I have a really stupid question. For both of the listings for herbal coffee, do I make coffee or just use the grains of coffee? Sorry not sure and was planning on making recipe tomorrow….Thanks, Jen


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