So, I haven't shared a recipe in awhile. I think it's time.
This recipe creates the BEST lemon bars. I say that because MANY people have told me so. WHENEVER I make these lemon bars, somebody is most certain to ask me for the recipe.
It's not my recipe. My very good friend Tammy has a sister-in-law named Angela. Angela is an incredible baker. This recipe comes from Angela. I don't know if Angela made it up; if Angela got it from somebody; OR if it's specifically from Duncan Hines. Honestly, it doesn't matter. These lemon bars are just good.
Recently (like back in October), I made these for the evening edition of Mom 2 Mom at our church. So, you might possibly have had them there.
I made them this morning -- to be served tomorrow evening at Life Link, once again at church. A few of you who are also making desserts for tomorrow night (Community Life Council wives) could possibly be reading this blog. So, Jill, Jess, and Carolyn -- I have the lemon bars covered.
Easy-Cheesy Lemon Bars
1 Package Lemon Cake Mix (I like Duncan Hines)
1/3 C. Butter
1 Can Lemon Supreme Frosting (again, Duncan Hines)
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 C. Chopped Nuts (optional)
(I opt OUT of the nuts in this dessert)
Sooooo, the ingredients....
PLEASE, spray a 9 X 13 baking dish....Things will stick if you do not.
On low speed, mix together first three ingredients (cake mix, butter, and egg) until crumbly. Press into 9 X 13 sprayed baking dish.
Next, mix together frosting, cream cheese, and egg (and nuts, if desired).
Spread 2nd mixture on top of "crust."
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Chill two hours. Sift powdered sugar on top.
(Shown here WITHOUT powdered sugar; will be done when ready to eat).
A couple of notes....
1) My oven ALWAYS bakes this dessert faster than what the directions say. Today, I baked it in 35 minutes.
2) I do NOT sift powdered sugar on top. I merely sprinkle powdered sugar on top. It's always been fine.
3) I have found that if these lemon bars chill overnight in the refrigerator (as opposed to just the two hours), they are much better. That's why I made these lemon bars this morning even though they're not needed until tomorrow evening.
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