These Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars are a seriously fun treat that will make you the life of the party as everyone asks for more! Seriously - these are creamy, tangy, and as boozy (or as little boozy) as you want!
Using tequila for some pizzazz and subtle flavor, the lime in these bars perfectly compliments and balances out the sweetness. After just a few hours to let them completely set, these cheesecake bars are the perfect treat to kick back and get started for happy hour!
- ¼ cup butter (melted)
- 1¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
- 16-oz cream cheese (*at room temperature)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons lime juice (approximately 2 limes)
- 2-4 tablespoons tequila
- 2 tablespoons cointreau
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 eggs (*at room temperature)
Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
Line a 9 X 9 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with oil.
To make crust, melt butter in a medium bowl.
Stir in graham cracker crumbs until combined. Press gently in the bottom of the foil-lined pan.
Beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add lime juice, tequila, cointreau and cream.
Mix until completely combined - make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Pour cream cheese mixture over graham cracker crust, spread into corners.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the center sets up (it should have a very slight jiggle).
Allow to cool completely in pan, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Cut into squares.