Easy Lemon Bars

Easy Lemon Bars


"These bars are great and easy to make. Hope you like them!"


50 m servings 284 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Add the egg and oil; mix until well blended. Mixture will be slightly dry. Reserve one cup for the topping, and pat the rest into an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Spread the mixture evenly over the baked crust. Crumble the reserved cake mix mixture over the top.
  4. Bake for an additional 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until filling is set and the topping is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.
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  1. 202 Ratings


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 ...

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 g...

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 f...

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 terribl...

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...

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!

A very quick and easy bar to make. Nice and light and lemony tasting. Cuts well for great presentation. Will definatly make again! Thanks!

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 juic...

Very good. I did decrease sugar in cream cheese mixture to 1/4 cup, doubled juice and added lemon zest. Not too sweet as others had said.