Raspberry Lemonade Bars
Raspberry Lemonade Bars are fantastic. This recipe uses a lovely lemonade cookie mix crust layer topped with a raspberry jam layer. Then it has a cream cheese layer topped with a streusel topping from the lemonade cookie mix for the grand finish to these amazing cookie bars. Raspberry, lemonade, and the cheesecake layer make these bars absolutely irresistible. This 6-ingredient recipe is not too difficult to make either. I think you’ll enjoy them too.
I’ve told you many times before how I’ve found some of my favorite recipes on the backs of boxes, cans or packages for those marketing their products. This recipe is no exception. Pillsbury has a great lemonade cookie mix now, and on the back is a recipe for these delicious bars.
While I’ve added additional raspberry jam and made a few other minor changes, these luscious bars are quite spectacular and ones you will want to make at your first opportunity! I made them for a friend’s wedding and they were a big hit. The bride loved them!
If you’re looking for a marvelous dessert for holiday baking, a tailgating party, or any kind of special occasion, baby shower, or company, put these tasty bars on the menu. They’re very beautiful and festive for any holiday. They also taste wonderful! 🙂
Raspberry Lemonade Bars are irresistible!
Once your taste one of these bars, you’ll want another, and another, and another…… We made these for a wedding for a friend and they were a big hit.
The beautiful colors on these bars make them festive and great for holiday baking like Christmas or Valentine’s Day. They’re also terrific for weddings, showers, or any special occasion.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. Yes, only six ingredients.
Mix the lemonade cookie mix with butter using a pastry blender.
Measure out 3/4 cup of the crumb mixture and set it aside for later to use as the streusel topping.
Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Press remaining cookie crumbs into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.
While the crust is baking, prepare cheesecake layer: Soften cream cheese, add sugar and egg. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Set aside.
Here the crust layer has cooked.
Spread raspberry jam over top of the hot crust. You will have to use care so you don’t scrape the crumbs from the crust into the jam layer.
Now spread the cheesecake layer over top of the raspberry layer and smooth the top.
Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup crumbs evenly over top of the cheesecake layer.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely and refrigerate about an hour before cutting into bars.
Don’t plan on bringing home many of these beautiful bars from any activity you take them to! Raspberry Lemonade Bars have it all! Two lemonade layers on top and bottom, a cheesecake layer, and a raspberry layer. Yum.
Here’s the recipe.
RASPBERRY LEMONADE BARS
(Recipe adapted from Pillsbury)
- 17.5-oz. pkg. Pillsbury Pink Lemonade Flavored Cookie Mix
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¾ to 1 cup seedless red raspberry jam
- 8-oz. cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- Heat oven to 350°.
- Spray a 9×13” baking dish with cooking spray.
- Combine cookie mix and butter in large bowl with a pastry blender until crumbly.
- Reserve ¾ cup crumb mixture for topping.
- Press remaining mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- Bake crust layer 10 minutes at 350°.
- While crust layer is baking beat cream cheese, sugar and egg with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Set aside.
- Remove dish from oven.
- Spread red raspberry jam over partially baked crust.
- Spoon cream cheese mixture over top of jam layer to cover.
- Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
- Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool completely.
- Chill 1 hour before cutting into bars.
Raspberry Lemonade Bars are great for tailgating parties.
Aren’t Raspberry Lemonade Bars beautiful?
If you like the flavors of raspberry, cheesecake and lemonade you will love them all together in this easy recipe.