This recipe isn't from scratch, sorry! I found a Krusteaz Lemon Bar mix on sale and bought one since it sounded good. I mean, I was pregnant and grocery shopping. Need I say more? I found this recipe on the back of the box and it is super yummy! It's pretty rich, so you'll wanna cut it into smaller squares.
Lemon Cheesecake Bars
1, 19.35 oz package Krusteaz Lemon Bar Mix (1 pouch each lemon filling mix and complete crust)
8 oz (1 cup) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup water
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8x8x2-inch pan. Press full pouch of complete crust firmly into bottom of pan. Bake 8 minutes (crust will be pale). Place cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on low speed until smooth. Add 1 egg and vanilla. Continue to mix on low speed until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over hot crust. In another bowl, stir full pouch lemon filling mix, water and 3 eggs together using a whisk until eggs are well incorporated. Pour lemon filling over cream cheese layer. Bake 35-40 minutes or until center does not jiggle when shaken. Cool completely and cut into squares. Store covered in the refrigerator.
Makes 16 bars.