Thursday, March 15, 2012

Food: Easy Cheese Danish Bars

I am always on the lookout for yummy recipes that yield a lot (and don't take that long to make), making them great to take to get-togethers. I found this recipe via pinterest the other day, and decided to give it a try for our women's bible study night. They were really, really good :) I usually only make sweets and such when I'm going to a get-together or we are having people over :) That way they get eaten (and not all by me ;)).
I adapted the recipe slightly and was fairly pleased with the results. The recipe calls for a fair amount of cheese filling to be made, and I halved it per the suggestion of the blogger (and used less sugar than called for, and more vanilla than called for). I think next time I will try the full amount (listed below, but sugar and vanilla amounts are my change), to add more of the cheese filling flavor.
Easy Cheese Danish Bars - adapted slightly from The Adventures of Kitchen Girl
2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
2- 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg white

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9"x13" glass baking dish. Unroll one can of crescent rolls and line the bottom of the dish, pinching seams together.

Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and one egg, until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over the crescent roll layer in the dish.

Unroll the other can of crescent rolls, pinch the seams together and then place over top of the cream cheese mixture in the baking dish. Beat egg white slightly and brush over top of the crescent roll layer.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool for about 10-15 minutes. While cooling, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Drizzle over slightly cooled danish. Cut into 1"x 2" bars and serve warm. Enjoy!


  1. Hi Ashlei. I live in Denmark for some time now. I never saw that sweet here, but I will definitely do because it looks delicious and super easy to do. This mass you use is puff pastry? God bless you.

    Viviane Delani (Aprendendo muito a cada dia!!! -

  2. I live in Israel and we don't mix our dairy with out meat so we have all dairy meals sometimes. This would be such a good recipe for Saturday morning brunch with the in-laws. LOVE IT!!

  3. I made this recipe the other day and oh my goodness it was delicious!! Cheese danish was one of my favorite treats growing up and this was super yummy.

    Do me a favor though and stop posting these delish recipes. My waistline will thank you :)

    Just kidding... love you and your blog!