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Triple Lemon Cheesecake Swirl Bars
These simple dessert bars combine the tartness of a lemon bar recipe with the richness of cheesecake. And each layer—from the soft cookie crust to the cheesecake swirl filling to the cookie crumble topping—has a lovely lemon flavor.
Even with all that lemon flavor, these bars are still so simple to make—no juicing or zesting needed—thanks to a couple secret(ish) ingredients. Betty Crocker Lemon Cake gives the soft cookie crust its sweet citrus flavor. And lemon curd adds a hint of tartness and swirls of flavor to the cheesecake.
I usually prefer sweet to sour, but my husband is the opposite. This dessert was the perfect marriage of both and we couldn't keep our hands off of these bars. They’re so easy to make, you don’t really need an excuse (hello, afternoon snacks), but pretty enough to bring to a party. It’s a win-win.