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stack of three tequila lime cheesecake bars with lime slice on top
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Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

Tequila lime cheesecake bars are creamy and citrussy, with a hint of tequila. Perfect for a party or for Cinco de Mayo!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12
Calories: 267kcal


  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 16- oz cream cheese 2 8-oz packages; *at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest approximately 2 limes
  • 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 & zest, 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.


Make sure cream cheese and eggs are at room temperature.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 702IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg