Key Lime White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup key lime juice (approximately 12 key limes)
  • 1 tablespoon key lime zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • optional - whipped cream and toasted coconut (easiest way to toast coconut is in a small frying pan over low-medium heat, stirring constantly because it burns quickly)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Line a 9" square baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine graham crackers, melted butter and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.
  4. Press graham cracker mixture into parchment paper lined pan. Press mixture down to pack it firmly. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, ½ cup granulated sugar, key lime juice and key lime zest just until well blended.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  8. Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  10. Cool completely at room temperature then chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.
  11. Optional but recommended, serve bars topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut.
Recipe by Moms & Munchkins at https://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/2017/07/16/key-lime-white-chocolate-cheesecake-bars/