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Strawberry Lemon Bars

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Make this sweet treat for any event or gathering

Photo and recipe courtesy of Krusteaz

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 Boxes Krusteaz Meyer lemon bar mix

Lemon Layer:

  • 1 Cup fresh strawberries, pureed
  • 2 Packets lemon mixes from Krusteaz Meyer lemon bar mix
  • 2/3 Cups water
  • 6 Large eggs

Lemon Frosting:

  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 Ounces package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon extract
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

Crust:

Press both crust packets evenly into baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes.

Pour lemon layer over hot crust. Bake 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 45 minutes then transfer to refrigerator and chill at least 2 hours.

Lemon Layer:

Using a blender, blend fresh strawberries until pureed. In a mixing bowl, whisk lemon mix packets, water, eggs and strawberry mixture until well blended. Let sit.

Lemon Frosting:

Beat softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer for 3 minutes. Add cream cheese, powdered sugar, salt, lemon extract, and heavy cream, increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes.

Spread an even layer over chilled bars. Cut into squares.