Position an oven rack in the center and preheat oven to 350F degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and set it aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry cake mix, egg, and oil until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup to use for a topping.
Press the remaining dough into the prepared pan. Bake in the center of the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack.
While the crust is baking, prepare the topping. In another bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and egg until smooth and creamy.
Spread evenly over the baked crust. Sprinkle evenly with the reserved dough mixture.
Bake an additional 15 minutes, until just set. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
The next time I make these, I'm going to try a box of natural cake mix instead of the standard one. I like the idea of using fewer artificial colors, flavors and ingredients wherever I can.Serving size: 1 lemon cream cheesecake cookie bar6*SmartPoints (Green plan)6*SmartPoints (Blue plan)6*SmartPoints (Purple plan)4*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Lightened Up Lemon Cream Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie bar)
Calories 160Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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