Old Lady Cleveland's Gooey Bars

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"Gooey, cream cheese and lemon center. Crispy and nutty top. You have never tasted anything soooo good! The only good thing Old Lady Cleveland ever gave us!"
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1 h servings 352 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.2g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 376 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, melted margarine and 1 egg. Mix until smooth, then spread evenly into the prepared pan. In a separate bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar, 2 eggs and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon cake mix, until well blended. Spread evenly over the first layer. Sprinkle with pecans.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool and cut into bars.


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I rated this in the middle, but after my revisions, it would be 5 *'s. Use only 1 cup confectioner's sugar, use butter instead of margarine, add a second stick of melted butter to the lemon mix...

I also used butter instead of margarine - and I used less powdered sugar. I was searching for this recipe because we used to make it all the time but I couldn't find mine and I couldn't remember...

This was my first attempt at making lemon bars and these were excellent, made exactly as recipe suggested and they were easy to make and turned out great! They disappeared at our school carniva...

I added a teaspoon of lemon extract to the lemon cake mix. Everyone loved it

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