Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

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Summer means we crave sweet, fresh, and cool desserts. We like something we can eat easily — and make easily! We love something that can cool us down from the inside out. And that dessert is lemon bars! These cream cheese lemon bars are the perfect treat for you and the kids this summer.

While the kids play in the backyard, whip these babies up and surprise everyone with a cool and yummy treat!


Try These Lemon Bars

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Who’s ready to start baking? Check out the full recipe below.
Cream Cheese Lemon Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ lemon, grated
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. In a mixing bowl, blend dry cake mix, butter, and 1 egg.
  2. Press into a 9 x 13 pan, ungreased.
  3. Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  4. Gradually blend in the powdered sugar.
  5. Stir in lemon juice until smooth.
  6. Reserve ½ cup of this mixture and refrigerate it for later use.
  7. Beat the remaining 2 eggs, add the vanilla, and then beat this mixture into the remaining cream cheese mixture until well blended.
  8. Spread over the cake mixture.
  9. Bake at 350° until set, approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Spread the reserved cream cheese mixture onto the bars.
  12. Refrigerate until firm; then cut into squares and serve.

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