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Crunchy Cheesecake Bars

"Try this lemon-flavored bar when you're looking for something that's not too sweet."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping; press remaining crumbs into bottom of ungreased 8-in. x 8-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk, lemon peel, juice and vanilla; mix well. Spread over baked crust. Combine nuts with reserved crumbs; sprinkle over cream cheese mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes more or until done. Cool in pan on wire rack.

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We have been using this recipe in my family for years. I make these bars for many occasions and they are a gigantic hit! So easy to make and so delicious. I do substitute half whole wheat pastry...

Most helpful critical review

I guess my clue should've been when your looking for something not too sweet, as in almost not sweet at all, disappointing!

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We have been using this recipe in my family for years. I make these bars for many occasions and they are a gigantic hit! So easy to make and so delicious. I do substitute half whole wheat pastry...

Nice cross between cheesecake and a cookie, meaning that it makes cheesecake become finger food. Not too sweet. The filling translates nicely to sugar-free by using Splenda. No one could tell. I...

yup of course it came out delicious. the only thing is, im not sure what i did wrong but my crust wasnt crumbly. it was more batter-y. it still came out beautiful and tasted great. and the look ...

Excellent recipe. The recipe does call for nuts so I chose to try pecans. Came out fantastic!

I guess my clue should've been when your looking for something not too sweet, as in almost not sweet at all, disappointing!

These are wonderful!! I doubled the recipe and made it in a 9x13 and it came out wonderful! The family gobbled them up!

This is an easy to follow recipe with great results. I doubled the recipe because these bars go fast! Yum!

We called them lemon cheesecake bars growing up, so good!

These were very tasty. I added three drops of yellow food coloring just to make them look more lemony. They were so easy and will definitely become one of my favorites I'll make again and agai...