Unicorn Rainbow Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Unicorn Rainbow Cheesecake Bars are a vibrant and delicious dessert that adds a magical touch to any gathering. With layers of colorful cheesecake set atop a crisp graham cracker crust, these bars are as fun to make as they are to eat. Perfect for parties, special occasions, or just a delightful treat, their eye-catching appearance and creamy texture will capture the hearts of both children and adults.


  • For the Crust:
    • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 7 tablespoons melted butter
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • For the Filling:
    • 24 ounces cream cheese (3 packages), room temperature
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream
    • Gel food colors (purple, yellow, pink, mint, or colors of choice)
  • For Decoration:
    • Whipped cream
    • Sprinkles


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a 9×13 inch pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
    • Mix the graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and sugar, press evenly into the pan, and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with sugar until fluffy. Incorporate eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla and sour cream, mixing until smooth.
    • Divide the batter into four bowls and tint each with a different gel food color.
    • Spoon the colored batters randomly over the baked crust. Gently swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
  3. Bake:
    • Bake for 35-45 minutes until set. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Decorate:
    • Before serving, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with colorful sprinkles.


  • Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature to prevent lumps in the batter.
  • Minimize swirling to keep the colors vibrant and distinct.
  • Chill the cheesecake bars thoroughly before cutting to achieve clean slices.


  1. How long can I store the cheesecake bars?
    • Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
  2. Can I freeze the cheesecake bars?
    • Yes, freeze them without the toppings for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
  3. What can I use if I don’t have gel food colors?
    • Liquid food colors can work but use sparingly to avoid thinning the batter too much.

Prep Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: About 5 hours

Yield: Serves 12-15

Category: Dessert

Method: Baking

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


Unicorn Rainbow Cheesecake Bars are not just a treat; they’re a festive celebration of color and taste. Whether you’re hosting a party or looking for a special dessert to brighten a day, these cheesecake bars are sure to enchant and delight everyone who tries them. Enjoy the whimsical charm and delicious taste of your very own slice of culinary magic!

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