Friday, April 21, 2017

Lemon Drop Chess Squares

Every single time I make chess squares, I wonder why I don't use this recipe more.  Everybody loves these things!

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But then, a few days later, I remember why: they are completely addictive and I have zero will power against them.  As a matter of fact, a few of these are currently sitting in my kitchen and it's taking everything I've got to say no right now.

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Another reason I love this recipe is that you can add basically any flavor in to change it up a little bit!  I made these for Easter Sunday...how perfect is the bright flavor of lemon for a spring dessert?

Here's the recipe I used!


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Lemon Drop Chess Squares
I delicious, bright, and rich spring/summer dessert!
Ingredients
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup), melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • cream cheese, room temperature 8oz
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened lemonade mix
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
Mix together cake mix, 1 egg, and stick of butter until smooth. Press mixture in the bottom of a greased 9x13" glass dish.Mix together remaining ingredients using a mixer (until smooth). Pour this mixture on top of cake mix in glass dish.
Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until mixture is set and top starts to brown. Let cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16-20 squares


Enjoy!