Melt in your mouth Lemon Bars




Growing up I have always loved dessert!  I have this thing for sweets.  I know my waistline is now begging me to stop my sweet tooth addiction,  but unfortunately it's not going to happen.  I love them too much!  That is why I exercise more, and only have my savory sweets in moderation.  :)

Since I was a kid one of the sweets that I wasn't to excited about was lemon bars.  Now, I know you are thinking...you are crazy right?  Who doesn't love lemon bars?  Well, I didn't.  I mean I didn't despise them but I never really enjoyed them either.  And aren't you supposed to enjoy your sweets?  If you don't enjoy them, I don't think they are worth the calories.

Well, when I got married, my hubby introduced me to the most "out of this world," melt in your mouth, lemon bars.  I am now officially hooked!  They are THAT good!  Not only are they the best lemon bars you have ever tasted, but they are SUPER easy to make!

I know, I know, you are saying to yourself, "ok Aly, if they're that good  let's have the recipe already....

OK!  I get it!  I won't keep in suspense any longer.  All I have to say... is be prepared to savor every bite!  Enjoy!

Lemon Bars 

Crust:

1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg

Mix all (crust) ingredients together until crumbly.  (I usually use a hand mixer).  Save 1/8 of the mix and put it aside.  Take the rest  of the crust mixture and pat it down in a 9 X 13 pan.  Make sure you make a little lip or edge around it so the lemon filling stays in the crust.  Bake in the oven @ 350 degrees for 11 min.  (Make sure you play around with the time depending on your oven.  Some ovens cook hotter than others).

Lemon Filling:

8oz of cream cheese
1/3 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (or more if you like it more lemon-y.)  I usually do it to taste.

Beat all of the (lemon filling) together and pour into the crust.  Then sprinkle the remaining 1/8 of the crust (that you saved) on top of the lemon bars and pop it into the oven for another 15 min.  And then you are done!   I recommend you let the lemon bars cool for a little bit before you cut into them.  20 min should be good enough.  My mouth is just watering talking about these lemon bars!  Yum!  :)  I hope you love them as much as we do!

Aly