Monday, February 16, 2015

A Horse Walks Into a Bar...and Eats It...

Okay, so I'm not good at telling jokes, but these bars are good. You will really love them!

Lemon-Raspberry Cream Bars


1 box lemon cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
3/4 cup raspberry preserved
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 to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of 15x10x1-inch pa jelly roll pan.

In large bowl, mix cake mix, butter, and eggs with spoon until well blended. With floured fingers, press evenly in pan.

Bake 14 to 18 minutes, or until light golden brown and 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.

Source: Betty Crocker website, you can find it here.

Raspberry White Chocolate Cookie Bars


1 roll refrigerated sugar cookies
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup raspberry preserves
1/3 cup white vanilla baking chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable or canola oil


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix cookie dough, flour, and oats until crumbly and well combined. Press half the mixture into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.

Spread preserves over base. Top with remaining cookie dough mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer, or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips for 30 seconds; stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second increments until chips can be stirred smooth. Stir in the oil until well combined. Drizzle over top of bars. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Source: Pillsbury website, you can find it here.

Notes: You can change up the flavor of preserves, if you like.

1 comment:

  1. I'm losing it. I don't even remember if I made either of these or if you did. I think I'm doing way too much cooking. I have lots of blogs to do, too.