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Lemon Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

Lil' Luna
Lemon Cream Cheese Bars have a sweet and tangy zing to them, balanced by the subtle sweetness of the vanilla wafer crust.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Refrigerate 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 272 kcal



  • Line a 9x11 inch baking pan with parchment paper over sides of pan.
  • If you want the wafer crumbs fine, place in a food processor or place in a Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  • In a bowl, combine wafer crumbs, ½ cup flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture crumbles; press firmly onto bottom of your pan. Bake at 350 for 15 min.
  • In the meantime, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer until blended. Add your eggs and flour; mix well. Blend in lemon juice, baking powder and half the lemon zest;
  • Pour over crust. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until center has set. Cool completely.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining lemon zest.


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 155mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 412IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Lemon Cream Cheese Bars
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