These Margarita Cheesecake Bars are creamy, made with a touch of tequila and sit on a buttery graham cracker crust.
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Margarita Cheesecake Bars

These Margarita Cheesecake Bars are creamy, made with a touch of tequila and sit on a buttery graham cracker crust.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 13 cracker sheets)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

For the filling

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1 teaspoon triple sec
  • zest of 1 lime

Instructions

For the crust

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, add graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix together with a fork and press into the bottom of a 9x9 square baking pan.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the crust is firm and has set. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

For the filling

  • In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and sugar.  Mix together with a mixer until well combined.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, eggs, lime juice, tequila, triple sec and lime zest. Mix together until well combined. 
  • Pour the filling into the crust and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the filling is set. It will be a little jiggly, but firm.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside for 30 minutes to cool. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
  • Enjoy with whipped cream and more lime zest if desired.

Notes


 
Nutrition Facts
Margarita Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 247mg10%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.4mg