White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake Bars

The Floured Countertop
by The Floured Countertop
9 Bars
45 min

Don’t these White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake Bars just look happy? I loved taking these pictures because of the bright colors!

I keep on wanting to say that these are great summer-themed bars, but then I remember that here in Vegas, those summer months hit a little sooner than they do in the rest of the country. I’ll still take that over not having a real winter, though ;)

These bars initially make your think you’re biting into a lemon bar, but then you get that creamy and sweet notes from the cheesecake and dang, it is a winning combination for sure!

Be sure to try these out, and feel free to leave a comment down below. And don’t forget to follow the fun by finding me on Pinterest and Instagram!

White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Recipe details
  • 9  Bars
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 2 cups vanilla-flavored cookies of your choice (I used 25 Golden Oreo Sandwich cookies, just took the filling out)
  • 5 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 8oz bricks of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 drops of yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then crush your 2 cups of vanilla-flavored cookies, and combine them with 5 tablespoons of melted butter and 4 tablespoons of sugar. Press it into a 9x9 pan lined with parchment paper and then greased. Bake for 5 minutes.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the 2 bricks of softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup of sugar until smooth and fluffy.
Next, mix in and combine 2 eggs, 1 tsp of vanilla, and 2 tbsp of yogurt or sour cream.
When it's all combined, take 1/4 cup of the cheesecake mixture and put in a separate small bowl.
Into that bowl, mix in the 2 tbsp of Lemon Juice, zest of 1 lemon, and yellow food coloring, (if using).
Pour the rest of the mixture over your crust, then pour the lemon mixture in a zig zag pattern across your cheesecake filling.
In the microwave, melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips, and pour over your lemon cheesecake filling, making an opposite pattern of the zig zag you would made with the lemon. Then take a toothpick to combine the two.
Bake for 25-28 minutes, until there's only a slight jiggle. Let cool for at least two hours, then enjoy!
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  • Carolyn Custer Carolyn Custer on Apr 12, 2021

    Can't wait to try these! As a fellow Las Vegan, I crave anything that makes that heat go away and these look and sound so refreshing. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • XoxAmber Rene XoxAmber Rene on May 07, 2021

    Absolutely awesome! I used dare lemon cookies & whipped them in the food processor, and baked for 15 min. I used 1/2 the batter instead of 1/4 - I wanted that complete lemon flavour! It turned out absolutely fantastic!! So yummy!!! Thank you so much xox