Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars Recipe

Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars

Cake mix makes a delicious base and topping for these Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars.   It will taste good with freshly brewed coffee that is garnished with a twist of lemon.

Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars Recipe

Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars

Base:   1 pkg. Pillsbury Plus Devil’s Food Cake Mix

½ cup margarine, softened

1 egg

½ cup chopped walnuts

Filling:   8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk (NOT EVAPORATED)

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel

1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease 13×9 inch pan.  In large bowl, combine cake mix, margarine and egg; mix at low speed until combined.  Stir in the walnuts.  Reserve 1 ½ cups for topping; set aside.  Press remaining mixture in bottom of greased pan.  Bake at 350 F. 10 minutes; cool 5 minutes.

Beat cream cheese in medium bowl until light and fluffy.   Add remaining filling ingredients and beat at medium speed until smooth.  Pour evenly over partially baked crust; sprinkle with reserved topping.  Bake at 350 F. for an additional 20 t 25 minutes or until center is set.  Cool completely.  Cut into bars.  Store in refrigerator.    Makes 36 bars.


(Recipe for the Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars was in Pillsbury Classic Cookbook; Chocolate Lovers IV, Anytime Treats, Brownies Galore, Irresistible Desserts; February 1990, page 69)

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