My sister is “famous” for her cheesecakes. No matter what your favorite flavor, she could make it. Me? Not so much! But I sure can master a no bake lemon cheesecake bars recipe with vanilla wafer crust!
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bars Recipe With Vanilla Wafer Crust
If you love cheesecake, you are not going to believe how easy this recipe is to make. I am not kidding you guys! They are just as rich and creamy as a traditional cheesecake but without the hassle.
The Nilla Wafers add a unique flavor we love. Just mix them with some butter, top with the creamy filling, and you have a no brainer dessert!
Easy And Scrumptious
This recipe is so stinking easy to make! It takes 10 minutes to whip everything together. And if you don’t like lemon, just use another flavor of Jello!
We have made lime, strawberry, orange and cherry (which is to die for!!) No matter what flavor you make, this recipe is scrumptious!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make your recipe:
- 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
- 3 tablespoons melted margarine
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 3.5 ounce box of lemon Jello
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- 1 8-ounce package of softened creamed cheese
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 8 ounces thawed whipped topping, divided
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Here is how to make your recipe:
- Step 1: Line an 8×8 inch pan with foil or wax paper
- Step 2: Mix Nilla Wafer crumbs and margarine and press onto bottom of your pan. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
- Step 3: Add boiling water to lemon jello; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice; stir until melted.
Step 4: Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in gelatin. Whisk in 2 cups whipped topping; pour over crust. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Serve topped with whipped topping if desired.
What is your favorite cheesecake flavor?Do you like toppings on it? I would love to know!
Catherine S saysAugust 27, 2015 at 2:33 pm
These sound so yummy. I love desserts that I don’t have to bake. I can’t wait to make this recipe.
susan saysAugust 27, 2015 at 2:39 pm
This looks amazing! We love lemon desserts, and the fact that this is no bake makes it even more amazing! I would love to make this for my family.
Pam saysAugust 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm
These sound so good. Who does not like lemon cheesecake.
tiaras & tantrums saysAugust 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm
This looks delicious- I made a lemon cheesecake bar last week – but this one looks so much fluffier than mind did. I will have to try this recipe next time
Jeanette saysAugust 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm
Ilove making these for my hubby. I never added lemon to it though. That is a great idea! YUM!
Christi at sexymoxiemama.com saysAugust 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm
These look so good. I love no-bake anything. I wonder if I could substitute the lemon for another flavor?
Meagan saysAugust 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm
I LOVE Cheesecake. Love the fact that these are no bake. Going to have to try these!
Liz Mays saysAugust 27, 2015 at 5:45 pm
Oh wow, I really need to try these out. `These sound simple enough for me to do this weekend.
tess saysAugust 27, 2015 at 6:14 pm
I love cheesecake! I am going to have to try this no bake.
Debbie Denny saysAugust 27, 2015 at 7:46 pm
Oh Yumm. O love cheesecake, hat sounds awesome.
Shauna saysAugust 27, 2015 at 7:55 pm
Oh my goodness, yes… one thousand times over, yes! No bake? Just perfect for me. Thanks for sharing… sounds amazing.
Joely Smith saysAugust 27, 2015 at 8:25 pm
I am NOT the baker in the family – I am horrible at baking actually but I LOVE that this is not only NO BAKE but LEMON which is my favorite flavor for desserts! Thank you so much for an easy to make yummy dessert!
Laura Gregory saysAugust 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm
My mom is going to go crazy over this dessert. Great for me next work Party.
gingermommyrants saysAugust 27, 2015 at 9:26 pm
These Lemon Cheesecake bars look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend. I will get the kids to help me.
Katie saysAugust 27, 2015 at 9:36 pm
This just made my mouth water! Now I must see what kind of dessert I can find. Maybe I will try to make this soon!
Kam Kay saysAugust 27, 2015 at 9:56 pm
Ooooh! Can I have a piece. It looks so good. Added to my must try recipes.
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas saysAugust 27, 2015 at 10:17 pm
Easy and delicious are two things I like to hear when it comes to recipes! Not having to bake makes it even more perfect since it’s been hot enough here lately!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysAugust 27, 2015 at 10:24 pm
I always love no bake recipes! Cheesecake is my favorite!
Liz Mays saysAugust 27, 2015 at 10:52 pm
It’s my favorite too. I’m always game for trying new cheesecake recipes!
Toni | BoulderLocavore saysAugust 27, 2015 at 11:17 pm
I’ll take two please. But I really want three. No bake? Perfect.
Autumn @Mamachallenge saysAugust 27, 2015 at 11:38 pm
This sounds so good! No bake is always awesome. I will have to make some ASAP!
Beth@FrugalFroggie saysAugust 27, 2015 at 11:42 pm
So making these. Saving the recipe!!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert saysAugust 28, 2015 at 12:25 am
My husband loves cheesecake! The no-bake aspect should make it a lot easier!
Aubrey saysAugust 28, 2015 at 1:14 am
What a great looking recipe. I am going to have to make these.
Jenny saysAugust 28, 2015 at 1:23 am
These sound amazing! I love no bake recipes, I never would have thought to use vanilla wafers in a crust like this!
vanessa: briteandbubbly saysAugust 28, 2015 at 1:48 am
You had me at No-Bake and Nilla crust. This looks so easy to make and so tasty! I’ll have to try these!
Elizabeth O. saysAugust 28, 2015 at 3:21 am
They look so packed with flavor. I love no bake cheesecakes, perfect for a quick afternoon snack.
Ourfamilyworld saysAugust 28, 2015 at 6:25 am
That looks delicious. I love cheesecake! This one looks easy to do.
Mama to 5 BLessings saysAugust 28, 2015 at 7:38 am
These sounds really delicious! I love cheesecake,, I bet it is refreshing!
Marcie W. saysAugust 28, 2015 at 8:27 am
No bake means no hassle and these look delicious. I will be making them just in time for our Labor Day cookout.
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey saysAugust 28, 2015 at 9:02 am
It sounds delish as it looks! I love anything with lemon, a fan of cheesecakes too! I can’t wait to try this at home.
Rebecca B. saysAugust 28, 2015 at 9:16 am
I love yummy no-bake desserts like this one!! Baking is not my thing…Lemon is one of my favs too 🙂
Terri Ramsey Beavers saysAugust 28, 2015 at 9:39 am
I just bookmarked this recipe because it looks and sounds amazing. It’s not easy to find no bake desserts such as this one. Thanks for sharing, I’m sure we will love this recipe when I make it.
Erica saysAugust 28, 2015 at 9:39 am
Last night I made a chocolate cheesecake. A little time to prepare, an hour in the oven in a water bath followed by an hour with the oven door open cooling, another hour cooling on the wire rack and six hours in the fridge. I think I just fell completely in love with your recipe! So much easier and I bet the lemon flavor is awesome!
Jenn saysAugust 28, 2015 at 9:45 am
These look and sound amazing. I think I’ll try them out on labor Day next week.
Annemarie LeBlanc saysAugust 28, 2015 at 9:53 am
Wow. Such an easy to follow recipe for an awesome dessert. I was just thinking of a special treat to make for the weekend and I just found it!
Kristi saysAugust 28, 2015 at 9:56 am
Love the sound of this… looks easy and anything with lemon is a great dessert for me!
Tracey saysAugust 28, 2015 at 11:12 am
These sound so good! I love anything that is easy to make like this!
Crystal saysAugust 28, 2015 at 11:37 am
My parents have a really amazing lemon tree in their yard, and I’m sure it’s the cause of my lemon-flavor addiction. These sound so yummy!
victoria saysAugust 28, 2015 at 11:59 am
I absolutely love the No Bake recipe’s, this looks amazing my hubby would loves a lemon dessert it is perfect for him
Dogvills saysAugust 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm
That looks sooo good! I am a great fan of cheesecakes and I love it in any form.
Shelley Zurek saysAugust 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm
Love the lemon cheescake but the Nila wafer part is what attracts me. The crunchy sweetness is what appeals to me.
Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows saysAugust 29, 2015 at 1:38 am
I love cheescake and these look amazing, and so simple to make as well!
Raquel saysAugust 29, 2015 at 6:02 am
You got me at “if you love cheesecake.” Then I saw the picture and I was like, I need to try this.
Rehana saysAugust 31, 2015 at 4:48 am
Cheesecake looks delicious and simply easy to follow. Thank you.
Christie saysAugust 31, 2015 at 12:46 pm
I love no bake desserts when unexpected company comes over! How delicious and refreshing
maria s. saysAugust 31, 2015 at 9:53 pm
I swear I am drooling right now! I love lemon cheesecake and nilla wafers. The fact that these are no bake is a huge plus for me. I know what I am making tomorrow!
Amanda saysSeptember 1, 2015 at 8:58 pm
These sounds amazing! I love lemon and anything that is “no bake!”
Robin W saysSeptember 4, 2015 at 8:18 am
I’ve always had a fear of cheesecakes too. Well “from scratch” baking in general. But I am making these! Awesome and thanks for sharing the recipe. PS: Your presentation is so pretty!
mycraftingworld saysDecember 11, 2016 at 6:51 am
I really like the no bake part of it. My girls can make this with no fear of them being burnt. Thank you for the recipe.
shannon fowler saysMarch 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm
This sounds so delicious! This would be the perfect treat to make with summer coming up since we all seem to cave fruit flavors then.
shannon fowler saysMay 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm
I love cheesecake, and this recipe sounds amazing with the lemon added. It would be the perfect summer dessert.