The Easiest Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Full of Spring flavors, these Zesty Lemon Cheesecake Bars are so easy to make and so tangy!

Lemon juice and lemon zest give these cheesecake bars their zesty flavor, while cream cheese bars give them a super creamy texture!

– 10 Graham Crackers – ⅓ cup Sugar – 6 tbsp Butter Melted For Cheesecake Filling – ⅓ cup Sugar – 2 Packages Cream Cheese Full Fat – 1 Lemon Zested – 2 Lemons Juiced – 1 Egg Room Temperature

In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. With a hand mixer, beat the mixture until completely combined and there are no more lumps.

– In a food processor, add the graham crackers. Pulse. Add the melted butter and sugar and pulse again. – Add parchment paper to an 8x8 baking dish. Press the graham cracker crumbs into the baking dish until it forms a layer on the bottom. Bake for 8 minutes.

– Once the crust is slightly cooled, add the cream cheese filling to the pan. Spread it out so it is evenly distributed. – Bake for 25 minutes or until the bars are slightly browned and there is no wobble in the middle of the bars. Allow the bars to cool before cutting.

The cream cheese should be at room temperature to avoid any lumps in the cream cheese filling. The parchment paper will allow the cheesecake bars to be easily lifted out of the baking sheet.