Monday, January 14, 2013

Tried it! Lemon Bars

I LOVE lemon.  Well, let me amend that.  Lemon FLAVORED stuff.  You know, lemon cake, lemon bars.  Okay, okay!  I love lemon DESSERTS.  ;)

When I was a kid, my mom used to make lemon bars....they were ah-mazing.  I don't have her recipe, but if you google "homemade lemon bars", you easily find numerous recipes.  Two things with these homemade lemon bars:  they're delicious, but they have butter....(which I also love), which makes them not very waistline friendly.  They require multiple ingredients, which ups the time factor.

Well, let me introduce you to "2 Ingredient Lemon Bars"!!!  I was soooo psyched when I saw this pin!  I made them yesterday, and OMG....delicious, and easy!!!

Angel food mix & lemon filling in 9x13 pan

The recipe says not to mix the ingredients too long, just enough to "moisten" the cake mix.  I think I found out why.  Apparently there is something in angel food mix that is "foamy" (no, that isn't a technical cooking term).  When I pulled the bars out of the oven, they looked more like a big, fluffy cake (I didn't get a pic of that)!  But, they were a light golden brown, and smelled heavenly.  I waited for them to cool down a bit, so I could sprinkle powdered sugar on top (which makes them 3 ingredient, but since it is optional, the recipe lives up to it's name of "2 Ingredient"), and they had deflated.  Not an ugly, inedible deflated, though!  ;)  I sprinkled on the sugar, and cut them up.......   

Voila!  Don't they look ridiculously yummy?!?!?!?  They taste as good as they look; they're half gone already!  I will definitely be making these again....soon.  If you try them, lemme know what you think!


**One change I made to the recipe: it calls for a 15oz can of lemon pie filling, but I bought a 22oz can on accident.  I used the whole can, and will do so again in the future.


  1. Heather, this looks awesome! You can also make this using blueberry pie filling, or canned pumpkin ;)

    1. I tried it with Strawberry filling, and it was not a success. I may try pumpkin sometime, though!