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Slow Cooker Lime Twist Cheesecake Cookie Bars

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I’m at it again. Yep…more sweets. I can’t help it, it’s too much fun to “bake” in my slow cooker! Plus, depending on who you were cheering for in the Super Bowl last night, you may need to drown your sorrows in a bunch of rich, yummy, cheesecakey goodness. While I’m not a big pro football fan and didn’t have a team to cheer for myself, I was still sad watching that game. It gets boring when it becomes so one sided.

Cheesecake Cookie Bars on cutting board with three whole limes

Okay, back to limes. And cheesecake. And cookies. And all of those things combined into one delicious treat! These are similar to my Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Cookie Bars.  Except that these have a simple, kind of cheater(ish) cheesecake center. Really easy to make, even for a non-baker like me. I love it when I don’t have to use my oven! And I will be honest even though I know my dear friend “K” will not out me 🙂  I will admit it myself….I don’t like to use my oven because I don’t like to clean it. It’s a weird aversion I have….I don’t know why. “K” sells some amazing cleaning products including oven cleaner which I bought. A long time ago. And I have to keep admitting to her I’ve yet to use it. Maybe I need to make her a batch of these bars!!

Cheesecake Cookie Bar on wax paper with two bars and three limes on cutting board in background

You will know these are done when the edges start to turn golden brown and the cheesecake in the middle is set. Check it out by sticking a knife or toothpick in and making sure it comes out clean. Then make sure you turn off the crock and let them cool all the way before you try to take them out. Once they were cooled off I cut them first and then used a spatula to lift them out. Maybe one of these days I will learn how to bake for real. In the meantime I will keep slow cooking our meals and desserts. I will get around to that oven one of these days 😉

(If you want to make it even more like baking, double the recipe and make it in a casserole style slow cooker!)

Three cheesecake cookie bars on cutting board with limes

Slow Cooker Lime Twist Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Slow Cooker Lime Twist Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Jennifer Draper
Limes. And cheesecake. And cookies. These Slow Cooker Lime Twist Cheesecake Cookie Bars include all of those in one delicious treat!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 438 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • For the cookies:
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • For cheesecake filling:
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

  • Spray crock well with nonstick spray
  • In large bowl beat together butter, sugar, vanilla and salt (I used my hand held mixer)
  • Add in egg and mix until combined
  • Slowly add flour and mix until dough is formed
  • In a separate bowl beat together all cheesecake ingredients
  • Take just a little more than half of cookie dough and press into bottom of crock
  • Pour cheesecake mixture over the top and spread evenly
  • Crumble remaining cookie dough over the top
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours (mine took about 2.5 hours)
  • Cool completely when done before removing from crock

Notes

If you want a stronger lime flavor you can add another tablespoon of lime juice and the zest of one lime.

Nutrition

Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 10gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 244mgPotassium: 278mgSugar: 40gVitamin A: 575IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 1.8mg
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16 Comments

  1. How many limes does it take to get three Tbsp of juice? Also, is this recipe one serving? Kidding, kinda, but how many servings should this be? My key lime sweet tooth has been in overdrive lately, so I’ve been purchasing the frozen two servings in a box product, rather than a whole pie for just me.

    I would love to try these cookie bars if this recipe doesn’t make too many servings. I’m that person who isn’t good with a normal person portion size ?.

    1. Hi Sharon! Typically you can get about 2 tablespoons of juice from 1 lime but if you can find a bigger one you may get 3. I can’t remember for sure but I think this makes about 8 – 10 bars depending on how large you cut them. I know what you mean about servings when it comes to these treats!! You could always keep a couple and give the rest to a neighbor 🙂 I struggle with this too!

  2. Was wondering what size crockpot and also what shape (oval or round) would work best for this… these do look yummy!!

    1. I used a 6 quart oval and it worked out great. I do not recommend a round slow cooker since it would be too thick. If you have a casserole crock it would work perfectly!

  3. My goodness this is genius! I did not have limes on hand, so I used lemons! What a fantastic dessert. It was gone by morning. Today we are making it with oranges, I will let you know how it turns out. Thank you for sharing! Next on my grocery list LIMES! Who knew something so sweet and delicious could be made in my crock pot!

      1. Orange was very good! My kids ate every bit of it. I did use extra zest just to boost the orange flavor. But again thank for sharing and sorry for using different citrus, I had to use what I had on hand. Lime is next!

  4. I love that you can make these in the crock pot. Our oven broke about a month ago, and during the time we were waiting for the landlord to send someone to fix it, the kids wanted something sweet, but I couldn’t bake. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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