Saturday, August 6, 2011

What I Love: Lemon-Raspberry Cream Bars

Hey Everyone!
This recipe is called "Lemon-Raspberry Cream Bars" and they are SO scrumptious!
A soft romantic treat for your loved ones.
Here is how to make them..

Lemon bars are a breeze to make when cake mix gives you a jumpstart. Raspberry preserves and cream cheese bump up the yum factor.

Prep Time
15 Minutes
Total Time
2:10 Hrs:Mins
48 bars

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® lemon cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
3/4 cup raspberry preserves
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons milk
12 oz white chocolate baking bars, chopped
2 to 3 teaspoons powdered sugar

Heat oven 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening.
In large bowl, mix cake mix, butter and eggs with spoon until well blended. With greased or floured fingers, press evenly in pan.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and crust begins to pull away from sides of pan or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Spread evenly with preserves. Cool 30 minutes.
In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and milk with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; set aside.
In 1-quart saucepan, melt white chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently. Add warm melted white chocolate to cream cheese mixture; beat on medium speed until creamy (mixture may look slightly curdled). Carefully spread over preserves. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set.
Sprinkle powdered sugar over top. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 48 bars

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Don't be tempted to use reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) instead of regular cream cheese. The white chocolate-cream cheese filling may not get firm enough, even when refrigerated.
For Lemon-Strawberry Cream Bars, use strawberry preserves instead of the raspberry.
Special Touch:
Present these pretty spring bars on a cake pedestal decorated with fresh raspberries and mint leaves.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Bar)Calories 130(Calories from Fat 60),Total Fat 7g(Saturated Fat 4g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 20mg;Sodium 110mg;Total Carbohydrate 17g(Dietary Fiber 0g,Sugars 12g),Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:Vitamin A 2.00%;Vitamin C 0.00%;Calcium 4.00%;Iron 0.00%;Exchanges:0 Starch;0 Fruit;1 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;1 1/2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:1;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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