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Lemon Bars

These 5-ingredient Lemon Bars are the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Made with boxed cake mix and sweetened condensed milk, this is an easy version of a classic dessert!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert bars, lemon, lemon bars, lemon dessert
Servings: 24
Calories: 85kcal


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter, and egg (it will be thick)
  • Spread the mixture evenly into bottom of a 13x9-inch baking pan. You may need to use your hands to pat it down.
  • Blend together sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. Pour mixture over top of cake mix mixture.
  • Bake for 23 to 27 minutes.
  • Cool completely before cutting into bars.
  • Garnish with grated lemon if desired.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg