Are you in need of a scrumptious dessert that’s both effortless and a crowd-pleaser? Look no further than these Two-Ingredient Lemon Bars. Combining the zesty goodness of lemon with the airy texture of angel food cake, this recipe is a testament to the magic that can happen with just a couple of ingredients.
Ideal for last-minute gatherings or when you’re short on time, these lemon bars puff up beautifully in the oven and settle into their iconic bar shape as they cool. The result? A dessert that’s as delightful to look at as it is to eat.
- 1 can of lemon pie filling
- 1 box of angel food cake mix (dry)
- Powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). This ensures that your bars will cook evenly.
Mix Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the can of lemon pie filling with the dry angel food cake mix. Stir these together until they are well blended. You’ll notice the mixture is light and airy, perfect for creating that fluffy texture in the bars.
Bake the Bars: Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish. Place it in the preheated oven and bake until the top is golden brown and starts to crack. This is a sign that your bars are cooked perfectly. The baking process usually takes about 20-30 minutes, but keep an eye on it as ovens may vary.
Cool and Serve: Once baked, remove the dish from the oven. You’ll see the bars puff up significantly during baking, but they will settle down as they cool, forming the perfect bar shape. Allow the dessert to cool completely.
Add Finishing Touch: For an added touch of sweetness and elegance, sift some powdered sugar over the top of the cooled bars.
Enjoy: Cut into squares and serve. These lemon bars are a delightful combination of tangy and sweet, with a cloud-like texture that’s sure to impress.