Strawberry-Filled Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Strawberry-Filled Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Enjoy these delicious baked strawberry bars filled with cream cheese mixture - a delightful dessert to serve a crowd.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

32

bars

Base
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® lemon or yellow cake mix
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
1/2
cup finely chopped almonds
1
cup strawberry preserves or jelly
Filling
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
egg
1/2
cup frozen concentrated margarita mix, thawed
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease 13x9-inch pan. Place cake mix in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until crumbly. Add almonds; mix well. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Stir preserves until smooth; carefully spread over base.
  2. In same bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, salt and egg with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add margarita mix; beat at low speed until blended. Carefully pour filling over base. Sprinkle reserved base mixture over filling.
  3. Bake 34 to 41 minutes or until edges begin to brown and center is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into bars. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 32 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For an adult gathering, serve this dessert as part of a Mexican-themed dinner. Start the party with margaritas (the kids can have lemonade), then move on to beef enchilada casserole along with a tossed salad. Cap off the meal with these margarita-flavored bars.
Pictured with Sunburst Lemon Bars.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 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 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.