Lemon Cheesecake Bars with Vanilla Wafer Crust Recipe

Lemon Cheesecake Bars with Vanilla Wafer Crust

Cheesecake bars are a delicious and easy-to-make treat that everyone loves. For a twist on the classic cheesecake bar, try these Lemon Cheesecake Bars with Vanilla Wafer Crust. This recipe combines the tartness of lemon with the sweetness of a classic vanilla wafer crust. The result is a creamy, tart, and delicious treat that is perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafer cookies
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


Making the Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the crushed vanilla wafer cookies and melted butter until well blended.
  • Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Making the Filling

  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing until each is incorporated.
  • Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix in the sour cream until completely incorporated.
  • Pour the filling into the cooled crust.

Baking the Bars

  • Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is almost set.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, cut into bars and serve.


These Lemon Cheesecake Bars with Vanilla Wafer Crust are sure to be a hit with family and friends. The tartness of the lemon and the sweetness of the crust are a perfect combination. Serve these bars for any special occasion, or just as a sweet treat. Enjoy!

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