Friday, June 13, 2014

Lemon Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients for Cake Layer:
· 1 box lemon cake mix
· ½ cup butter, softened
· 1 egg
· 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
· 1 tablespoon water
· 1 cup white chocolate chips

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Layer:
· 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
· ½ cup sugar
· 2 eggs
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· 1 tablespoon lemon juice
· 20 Golden or Lemon Oreos, crushed into pieces

Ingredients for Frosting Layer:
· 1 tablespoon butter, melted
· 1 cup powdered sugar
· 1 tablespoon lemon juice
· 3 ounces cream cheese
· Yellow food coloring, optional

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray with cooking spray a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, egg, oil and water with a fork. Stir in the chocolate chips. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish as the crust layer.
4. In another mixing bowl, mix the 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese and the sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and lemon juice. Fold in the Oreos. Spread this cream cheese layer over the crust layer.
5. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until lightly browned and set in the center (may be a little wobbly). Remove from the oven and let cool one hour.
6. To make the frosting, combine butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in the lemon juice. Add more powdered sugar if frosting is too thin and more lemon juice if it’s too thick. Once it reaches the desired consistency, beat in the 3 ounces of cream cheese and a drop or two of food coloring.
7. Spread frosting over the cooled bars and refrigerate for at least one hour before slicing and serving.

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