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Easy Bake Lemon Bars

A cake mix makes this recipe super easy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
chilling and cutting 1 hr
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bars


  • 1 box yellow or lemon moist cake mix
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 can 21 oz. lemon pie filling
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish thoroughly with cooking spray. Pour cake mix into pan and top with butter.
  • Using a fork, push butter into dry mix until it is all incorporated as evenly as possible.
  • Reserve about 1/4 cup of crumb mixture for topping. Press into an even layer.
  • Using a large spoon, top batter with dollops of lemon pie filling and then spread the filling evenly over base.
  • Top filling with reserved crumbs.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until base seems set and begins to turn golden.
  • Cool dish, then cover and refrigerate before slicing into bars.* Store bars in a covered container in the refrigerator.


*if you cut this into 24 bars, each bar will be approximately 135 calories
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