Cheese Bars


Hello! What I am sharing you today is a recipe from my aunt Nida. I admit my aunt has a big contribution on my interest for baking that soon became a passion. So I’d like to thank my aunt for sharing this recipe to me. πŸ™‚ . This recipe is loved by my Filipino friends here in Ireland especially cheese lovers (;Β  . Β IΒ couldn’tΒ find a single post about cheese bars here in the internet so Β I decided to put it in my blog.

cheese bars

cheese bars


4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 can condensed milk

1 egg

2 cups white sugar

1/2 bar grated cheese

1/2 bar grated cheese (for toppings)

1 cup butter at room temperature


1. Preheat oven at 165’C.

2. Sift flour and baking powder. Set aside.

3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, condensed milk & grated cheese.

4.Pour the flour mixture gradually until well blended.

5.Spread the mixture Β in Β greased baking pan.Put the remaining grated cheese for toppings. Bake at moderate heat until golden brown or done.

Note: I used 10x15x2 Β non-stick baking sheet and bake it for 25-30 minutes.

Updated 10/12/2016

111 thoughts on “Cheese Bars

    • hello alobelle, it depends on the oven temperature. just try checking it after 30-45 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean and the toppings are golden brown. thank you. happy baking πŸ™‚

    • hi mary, you can use 9×13 inches baking pan or if it’s not available then you can use the baking pans you have, just keep an eye on how thick you want your cheese bars to be. happy baking πŸ™‚

  1. Thanks soooo much for posting this recipe! I got introduced to this in my college days but have been looking for a recipe for a year now! I can’t wait to try this. Thanks again!!!!!!!

    • Hello amnyang, sorry for my very late reply, haven’t checked the blog for quiet sometime now. Anyway, I didn’t have the rectangular pan so what I used is two square pan and I cut it into squares,well sometimes rectangular shapes. I just can’t remember how many cheesebars I wrapped but I think 60-80 pcs or more ,thanks for visiting my page πŸ™‚

    • hello chara, it depends on the oven temperature. just try checking it after 30-45 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean and the toppings are golden brown. thank you. happy baking

  2. Hi, I tried your recipe it was really good. Pero I was not sure kung gaano katagal I tried at 165 Celsius for 40 minutes it was not done so I bake it for 20 min. More and it ended up so hard… nakakapanghinayang lang talaga masarap sya pero ang tigas. Can u help me with regards to this. Thanks alot

    • I’m sorry to hear that I guess you over bake it. when the toothpick you inserted comes out clean then it’s done. minsan kasi akala mo malambot pa sya pero once you take it out from the oven titigas nrin yan.I’m sorry I can’t tell you how long ko xa binake, sa recipe kasi ng tita ko just bake at moderate heat until done so kelangan i check lng from time to time pra d masunog at ma over bake .pag mgbake ako ulit nito I will try to monitor how long ko xa binake at I will let you know. Thank you for trying the recipe:)

  3. Thank u so much . Bake ko ulit sya today and I will try 175 Celsius this time. Gustong gusto ng mga family and friends ko it doesn’t matter daw kc masarap…

  4. hello! i made this just right now, i tasted the batter and it taste good! i burnt the cheese lol. tip is you’ll just add the toppings at the last 5mins of baking. but all in all it taste soo good. thanks for the recipe!

    • Hello Nonah! thanks for trying out the recipe πŸ™‚ and thanks also for your tip but I’m used with my aunt’s recipe and we our cheese to be a little burnt.:)

  5. hi, joicemae.. i don’t have an oven, but i do have a mini cake maker. i used it for making brownies. can i use that instead? tnx! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Kristine! I am not really sure about using a mini cake maker since I haven’t tried it before but I guess you can try it just like baking cheese cupcakes πŸ™‚ please let me know the outcome. Happy baking!:)

  6. Pwede po ba sa toaster yung recipe? Gaano kalaki po yung 1 can condensed milk at 1 bar ng eden cheese? Baka po pwede malaman in terms of grams or oz ang kailangan. Thank you! New family favorite na po kasi ito ever since Pinasalubong sakin ito ng bf ko. Nagsawa na yata sila sa chocolate brownies at cookies na ginagawa ko πŸ™‚

    • Hello Jo! I’m not sure how long ang shelf life but I can remember before in the Philippines my aunt would stock cheese bars in an airtight container and would last for a month. Just wrap the cheese bars individually. Thanks for trying out the recipe and very happy to hear that you liked it!Enjoy!

  7. I have been searching for a recipe for the round cheese pie which is less than an inch thick and normally 9 inch in diameter , filipino style which I remember from highschool. Would you know if your cheese bar recipe is the same chewy cheesy pie?

    • hello Heidi!:) Thank you for dropping by. please let me know if you already tried this at home.:) hope to hear from you soon and hope you will enjoy the cheese bars just as much as I do:)

  8. Hi there. I’m gonna try this recipe. Someone gave me a boxful just this Christmas. Ang sarap, so I googled the recipe and I found yours. Hope it turns out as good as the one I tried. Thanks…

  9. hi! i baked this one yesterday, using 8×12 cake pan, mdu makapal xa, & baked it for an hour to 1 hr & 15 minutes, @ 165C…checking it from time to time… a little crunchy on the sides but the inside was super moist & i loved it so much…my 2 yr old daughter likes it too! i shared it with a few friends and the liked it as well… thankie for sharing your recipe, ive got alot of order inquiries too! #happymode πŸ™‚

  10. Thank u for this recipe. I’ve been wanting this recipe for a long time. I will do it today. I hope it will be successful. Tnx!!!!

    • sorry pero hindi pa ako naka try gumamit ng silicon in baking this but I think ok naman kc silicon is alternative to baking pans naman.Let me know pag na try mo po.Thanks:)

  11. Hi! Thanks for sharing this recipe.. You are right, there are no other recipes on the net for CHEESE BARS… I’ve been searching for a long time… I did this and it is really delicious…… baked it for 40 minutes but I prefer it to be harder so I guess I’ll bake it longer and also maybe lessen the sugar to 1 1/2…. also, I used 2 bars of EDEN Regular cheese because I love cheese! Anyway, I think this recipe is perfect, just customize it according to your liking!!!! will be making this again tonight with lesser sugar…….

  12. I smile from ear to ear… when i saw this recipe… matagal na din akong naghahanap sa recipe na toh… MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA PAGSHARE…this is comfort food… ito po ung plano kong ebaked para sa nagluluksa kong kasamahan dito sa libya… im sure ikatutuwa nya ito… God bless po…

  13. Big big Thanks for sharing this recipe! ❀ Been looking for this recipe for so long and when i saw this, you made me the happiest mom right now… again thanks so much!

  14. Hi! Thank you for sharing this recipe; this is the only recipe I found in Google for cheese bars. Hmmm should it really be sticky and chewy? Or maybe I undercooked it? What size is the bar of cheese? is it the big one (165g)?

    • My cheese bars are more like gooey.When in the Philippines I used the Eden cheese bar (175g) but here in Ireland I am using Galtee cheese (225g).And your baking time will depend on how thick your bars,just keep an eye on it and make sure the flour is well mixed with the wet ingredients .Thanks for trying out the recipe.:)

  15. Hi po! I tried this recipe and the results is amazing! But I change the process while baking. I baked 20 mins then I added the said half the topping then back to oven. Bake again in 10-20 mins. After 10mins. removed from oven and cool, I added the remaining topping cheese. I just want to taste atleast the unbaked cheese that why I did it.

    • Hello Laila πŸ™‚ I’m sorry for my late reply.Anyway,I have not tried using cream cheese for this recipe. I think it will change the taste and texture since cream cheese is more tangy and creamy.

  16. Finally, my search is over! Thank you for posting this recipe! I reduced the sugar to 1 cup, and used brown sugar instead. I used the tip of one commenter and added cheese after 20 minutes of baking. Super sarap and moist. Thanks alot!

  17. Excellent recipe. Looks delish! I’ve followed you as your page is very inspiring. I hope you do the same, as you may find mine the same, I practice naked cooking like jamie oliver, I’m conducting the half-blood princess project.

  18. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I was happy and excited to find this recipe. I’ve been searching for this cheese bar recipe for many years and now my search is over. Thank you so much. God bless.

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  20. Good day po..
    thank you so much for this post.
    This is very helpful.
    My wife vem is following the ingredients and steps but she wanted to be a little toasted in the middle part.
    Any idea maam how to make the middle part a little toasted ?

    • Hello John I’m sorry but I don’t know how to make the middle part toasted. Baking it longer makes the cheesebars hard,the perfect bars should be moist and chewy. thanks

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