Recipe by Peggy
"These bars are great and easy to make. Hope you like them!"
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
lemon cake mix with pudding
1 (8 ounce) package
These bars are really good despite how easy they are! I've found that to take away the "cake mix" flavor of the bars, I use a yellow cake mix and add a tablespoon of lemon juice, and a tsp. or so of lemon zest (or lemon extract works well if you don't have fresh lemon zest). To make these bars a bit prettier, I drizzle them lightly with a powdered sugar/lemon juice glaze, and cut them into diamonds or triangles.
These lemon bars were pretty good and very easy for my kids to make. Although they didn't like them, they did have fun making them. I listened to some of the other reviewers and doubled the filling, I don't think these would have been very good at all if I hadn't.
Made these for a graduation party!!!
Fabulous and so easy...I couldn't find a Lemon Cake mix with the pudding already in, so I added a small package of Lemon Instant pudding and it worked out great! Will make again!
very nice. Made exactly as stated but did add 1/2 tsp. lemon extract to the cream cheese layer and the grated peel from 1 lemon. These were not sweet and sickening, and had a wonderful lemon flavor with the zest. The cream cheese layer offset what could otherwise be a very sweet rich bar. I didn't think they tasted like cake mix at all. I would definitely make again. *Make sure they are completely cool before cutting. Thanks for the nice recipe.
I made these for a party, and was a little leery, only because I don't like making things for gatherings that I haven't tried before-it's so embarrassing to make something that turns out terrible. These are awesome. So much better than any lemon bar I have ever made, and I'm a huge lemon bar fan. So for those of you that are non-believers like me, this one rocks. As per other suggestions, I did double the filling, and added a little extra lemon (juice of two lemons, total) Perfect. I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could!!
This was a really good lemon bar recipe, however it really needs to have double the filling. Also, the amount of lemon juice the recipe calls for makes for a really mild lemony flavor. I would suggest, if you like the bars to be lemony, increasing the amount of lemon juice. We used 5 tbls in ours. This recipe passed my boyfriend's taste test--and we've been through every box recipe the stores have to offer!
I used a lemon cake mix and a small box of lemon pudding for the crust and then i doubled the filling, using juice from 3 lemons, it was a hit everyone loved them!
These lemon bars turned out good, but I have a few complaints. The crust seemed a little dry and crumbly - even with the one cup of butter base ! The two lemons I used produced 8T of lemon juice, and it turned out just fine with adding additional flour. I recommend that you watch the bars, because the 20minutes recommended was too long, and the top really started to burn ! Overall, I would make these again. They had a good flavor - not too sweet.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Lemon Bars
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 153
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