This berry citrus poppy seed bars recipe is a refreshing way to sweeten your day. Raspberries and blueberries are scattered on a thin layer of citrus cream cheese poppy seed filling and topped with cookie crumbles.
Take a 9-inch square springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
Crumble the cookies and press them at the bottom of the pan, pressing them finely to prevent any filling from seeping out.
In a small bowl mix the cream cheese, citrus zests and juices, sugar, poppy seeds and egg. Pour the cream cheese filling over the cookie layer and spread it lightly being careful not to mix the layers.
Top with the berries and add extra cookie crumbles if desired.
Cool the pan on the counter and in the fridge for 2 hours before cutting. Alternatively, chill them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Cut the bars into squares and dust them with confectioner’s sugar if desired.