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Lemon Cheese Bars

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Lemon Cheese Bars

Lemon Cheese Bars

Diana Rattray
A cake mix makes these bars extra-easy to prepare, and the lemon juice, zest, and coconut add extra flavor.


  • 1 package (approx. 18.75 ounces) vanilla or white cake mix
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan or spray with baking spray with flour. Heat oven to 350°.

In a mixing bowl, beat the cake mix with 1 egg, the melted butter, and coconut until well blended. The mixture will be crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture and set aside. Pat the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form the crust. Bake the crust for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven.

In another bowl, beat the cream cheese with the lemon juice, zest, sugar, and the remaining egg, scraping the bowl once. Beat just until well blended. Spoon the cream cheese mixture evenly over the baked crust. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over the cream cheese layer. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned.
Store leftover bars in the refrigerator.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious!, Member lyds

I can't belive how easy this recipe was to make. My neices loved this so much they begged me to make it again the next day! :)

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