Easy Lemon Bars for Junior Chefs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Lemon Bars for Junior Chefs Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Easy Lemon Bars for Junior Chefs

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"These lemon bars are so easy and delicious! No measuring or breaking eggs. They can be frosted with cream cheese icing, or used as a jellyroll base."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the angel food cake mix with the lemon pie filling in a mixing bowl; blend until smooth. Pour the batter into an ungreased 10x15 inch jelly roll pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and top springs back when lightly touched, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan, and cut into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2009

good - very easy! I liked it with a lemon glaze (lemon juice, powdered sugar and a pinch of salt) poured over the top while hot to make a thin topping. This is good to have on hand for an easy and fast sweet tooth need.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 02, 2013

I just want to comment on this recipe. I've found several versions on the Internet. Many call for two (21 oz.) cans of pie filling. So the first time I made it, I used two (15 oz.) cans, since that's what my grocery store had. It turned out fine. (My 3-star rating is based on that.) The second time, I went to the supermarket and found the larger cans, so I thought I'd try it with two of the larger cans. It was an utter failure! It rose too high and flopped over the side of the pan, and the center didn't fully cook, even though I left it in for at least 35 minutes. I guess it goes to show that you can't believe everything you read on the Internet! Next time, I'll stick to Allrecipes, where I can read reviews before actually trying a recipe! NOTE: The other thing I learned is that NOT ALL LEMON PIE FILLINGS ARE CREATED EQUAL! The first time, I bought Duncan Hines/Wilderness Lemon Creme Pie Filling. The second time, I bought the store brand. When I came home, I noticed the ingredients on the store brand didn't even list lemon as an ingredient! At least the DH/Wilderness brand has lemon puree and egg yolks in it! It tasted much more like real lemon and looked more appealing. The store brand tasted like powdered lemonade and was almost a fluorescent yellow! Always check ingredients!!

Jul 01, 2008

Wow! This is delicious. I made two. One of them was lemon and the other one was strawberry. They were both delicious, but we prefer strawberry. All I did was use strawberry pie filling instead of lemon. YUM! This is easy and fast and relatively low calorie.

Jul 31, 2011

use cream cheese frosting and can put lemon extract in. OR- frosting- 6 oz cream cheese, 3 tbsp melted butter, 1/2 tbsp lemon extract, 2 1/2 c. powder sugar. Mixed until creamy.

Oct 10, 2008

These are so easy and delicious! Frost with cream cheese frosting from the store. You can't go wrong!

Apr 19, 2010

It was okay. Not at all what I was expecting. My 8 year old made it though so of course it was great to her. It puffed up and ended up being a very dense lemony almost pound cake consistency with a thick lemon pudding middle. I did not know if the insides were supposed to be pudding but it had cooked longer than the specified time and was looking like it might burn on top. Everyone ate it and no one complained but definitely not the lemon bars I was after. Will let my kids make it again because for them, it was very easy and did not need a lot of supervision.

Oct 20, 2008

These were okay. Big lemon flavor...next time I might not add a whole can of lemon filling.

Aug 30, 2008

These are so easy and yummy, too! Anyone could make them. Next time I'm going to have my kitchen phobic daughter do, but I will be greasing my pan. They are sticky.


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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