Thursday, May 25, 2017

Try It Thursday: Lemon Neiman Marcus Bars repost


Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me for another week of Try It Thursday! I'm having a super crazy end of the year, so I need to slack off on this post today, but before I got busy, I had actually planned for today to be a repost because the recipe gets gobbled up everywhere it's taken.

I'm talking about the Lemon Neiman Marcus Bars!  You can view the original post HERE, but I decided to write it up again in the format I've been using lately. These are perfect for spring and summer baby/wedding showers or even an outdoor BBQ. Besides being delicious, they're super simple to make. Scroll on down for the directions!


Ingredients:
* 1 box lemon cake mix
* 4 eggs
* 1 stick melted butter
* 4 cups powdered sugar
* 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
* 1 tablespoon lemon zest
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions: 
* Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your 9 x 13 pan.
* Combine the lemon cake mix, 2 eggs, and melted butter. It will be thick!
* Spread the mixture into the pan. I try to keep the mixture away from the very edges as it will spread and rise over the topping.
* Then, beat the powdered sugar, 2 eggs, cream cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice. You can add food coloring at this point, but I like to keep it natural.
* Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the cake mix layer.
* Bake 35-40 minutes until the center is set. 
* Let the pan cool on the counter for 30 minutes and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours. I recommend waiting at least 8 hours to cut the bars. You can store the bars in your fridge for up to 2 days. (Just know, they're so delicious, there won't be any bars to store up to 2 days!) 
* Slice and enjoy!

Do you have a favorite lemon dessert? I'm hoping to make a lemon bundt soon! Don't forget to link-up to share your favorite recipe of the week, and make sure to stop by the other blogs to say hello! I'll see you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites!

12 comments:

  1. We LOVE lemon! It is so refreshing and so summery. I think it is funny that you wrote at the end that you are hoping to make a lemon bundt soon- I just said the same thing!

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    1. Currently making said bundt cake! I'll let you know how it turns out!

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  2. This looks delicious! I love that it starts with a cake mix.

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    1. I know that true bakers scoff at using a mix, but half the time, I feel like a mix just tastes better than scratch!

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  3. Oh my word, AMAZING!! Definitely putting these on my list!

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    1. They are so yummy! They are perfect for showers or neighborhood get togethers!

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  4. I love lemon so I think I NEED to make this! Yum!

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    1. Yes ma'am! Make them for your next get together- you won't be disappointed!

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  5. These are so YUMMY and one of our families all time favorites. (I like to make them just so I can eat all the scraps...hahaha). Hang in there! You're almost to the finish line!

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    1. I know- I'll always say "Oh well, that piece looks ugly. Guess I'll just have to eat it!"

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  6. I've made these! They are so addictive.

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    1. They are awesome! I need to make them to give away and not save any for taste-testing!

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