Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easy Peasy Lemon Bars

Three ingredients, fast, easy and freezer friendly--a perfect springtime recipe!

Easy Peasy Lemon Bars

1 box Angel Food Cake mix (1 step)
1 can (15 oz.) Lemon Pie filling
Cream Cheese Frosting (canned or homemade)

Mix together Angel Food Cake mix and Lemon Pie filling in medium bowl, just till combined.

Spread mixture in a greased jelly roll pan.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned.

Cool in pan.  Spread with cream cheese frosting and cut into squares.

These bars freeze beautifully.  Just freeze on  cookie sheets till hard and then package in freezer bags.

To thaw: take out of freezer 15 min. before serving (although I have been known to eat them frozen on occasion).

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 lb. powdered sugar

Mix cream cheese and butter together with a mixer.  Add vanilla.  Slowly add powdered sugar.  You can add a little water or milk if the frosting is too thick.

-You can freeze the leftover frosting.  To thaw, bring to room temperature and beat with mixer till smooth.


Chris said...

Cannot wait to try these...I just seen some on the Pillsbury website but these seem much easier. So not good for a diet--what diet? I am always swayed by good food.

Amanda_douglas said...

oh wow, this looks super good! i want to eat it right now!! thanks for sharing this!

Angela Prince-Bex said...

I might make these for Easter. I am NOT a lemon person, but everyone else is. I wonder what these would be like with butterscotch pudding?>?

Hearthandshome said...


Hearthandshome said...

They are a nice lemony flavor, for those who like lemon. I have no idea about the butterscotch pudding, but if you try it let me know, I would love to hear how they turn out.