Two-Ingredient Lemon Bars are a wonderfully simple and delicious dessert that’s perfect for when you need a quick and easy treat. This recipe uses just two main ingredients – lemon pie filling and angel food cake mix – to create light, fluffy, and refreshingly lemony bars. They are ideal for last-minute gatherings, potlucks, or when you’re in the mood for something sweet without a lot of effort.
- 1 can (21 ounces) lemon pie filling
- 1 box (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
- Optional Toppings: Powdered sugar for dusting
Step 1: Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish or line it with parchment paper for easy removal of the bars.
Step 2: Combine Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, combine the 21-ounce can of lemon pie filling with the 16-ounce box of angel food cake mix. Stir the mixture until it is well blended. The batter will be light and fluffy.
Step 3: Pour and Bake
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.
Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bars are set.
Step 4: Cooling
Remove the baking dish from the oven and let the bars cool completely in the pan. This will make them easier to cut and serve.
Step 5: Optional Toppings
Once cooled, if desired, dust the top of the lemon bars with powdered sugar for a sweet and decorative finish.
Step 6: Serve
Cut the lemon bars into squares or rectangles and serve.
Enjoy these Two-Ingredient Lemon Bars as a light dessert or a sweet snack. They’re perfect for serving at picnics, parties, or as a quick treat for unexpected guests.
- Even Baking: Make sure to spread the batter evenly in the pan for uniform baking.
- Storage: Store the lemon bars in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
- Variations: Experiment with different pie fillings like cherry or blueberry for a variety of flavors.
- Preparation Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
- Total Time: 25-35 minutes
- Calories: Approximately 150-200 per serving (varies based on the size of the serving and any additional toppings)
- Protein: 2-3g per serving
- Sodium: Varies based on the cake mix used
Two-Ingredient Lemon Bars are an incredibly easy and delicious way to enjoy a sweet and tangy dessert with minimal effort. They are perfect for those times when you want something quick and satisfying without the hassle of a complicated recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, these lemon bars are sure to impress!