May 31, 2007

Easy Cheesecake Bars

Warning: Highly addictive. You have been warned. Do not come crying to me when you have eaten half the pan after making them. (You think I jest? You would be wrong.) They are. That. Good.

Cheesecake Bars (EASY!)

1 box yellow cake mix (dry)
1 egg
1/3 c oil

Mix until crumbly. Save 1/2 cup out and put the rest into a 9X13 inch pan you've sprayed with Pam or greased. Bake the crust at 350 for 15 minutes. While it's baking make the filling.

8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1/3 c sugar
1 egg
1 t lemon juice
1/4-1/2 t dried lemon zest (optional)

Beat until smooth. Spoon and spread over the baked crust. Sprinkle the reserved crumbles on top and bake an additional 15 minutes. Cool completely by chilling in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.Print Friendly and PDF