Citrus flavors are all the rage during the summer months for it's refreshing flavor. With the raves I received on the recent Key Lime Cheesecake Bars I made recently, I decided to make them again with a slight twist. I used a combination of lemon, lime and orange to make these Triple Citrus Cheesecake Bars. It's one of the best ways to highlight summer's citrus fruits!
These were fantastic and so flavorful! I prepared the same recipe for Key Lime Cheesecake Bars where I made the substitution of changing out the lime juice and zest for a combination of lemon, lime and orange juices and zest. It certainly had more zest than the key lime version but it worked well, if not better. The flavors were much more pronounced, which is exactly what I was looking for. Another change I made to the original recipe was using crushed animal crackers in place of the graham cracker crumbs. I took the tip of using animal crackers from Cooks Illustrated's recipe for Key Lime Bars. It makes for a great crust that's sturdy and handles the bright notes of the three types of citrus zest.