Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Amazing Lemon Bars

I always crave anything lemon throughout summer and last night I tried a new recipe for a BBQ that totally hit the spot.

These bars were easy, rich, and perfectly lemony. A nice variation to the traditional lemon squares.

Amazing Lemon Bars

1 package yellow cake mix
1/3 C butter softened
1/2 C chopped pecans
1 package (3 oz size) lemon cook and serve pudding and pie filling (not instant)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 lemons
1 C powdered sugar

preheat oven to 350. Combine cake mix and butter in small bowl until crumbly. Add pecans and mix well. Reserve 1 C of mixture for topping and the rest can be pressed in a 13x9 inch casserole pan for the crust.

whisk pudding mix and sweetened and condensed milk in small bowl until smooth. Add zest of 1 lemon and 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix well and pour over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crust mixture.

bake for 25-28 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Add enough lemon juice to powdered sugar to make a thick glaze and drizzle over bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares.


My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for the comment! So glad you like my blog! These lemon bars look so yummy...wish I could have one right now!

Steph said...

These were delish Becky! Love your blog!