Lemon Chess Squares

Carolyn Stewart Recipe

By Carolyn Stewart craftygourmet

Many. Depends on you cut the bars
20 Min
50 Min

A fellow in work brought in a lemon chess pie one day and he said his wife made it. It was delish and I asked him to get the recipe for me. He came back with, "His wife doesn't share her recipes, but she will be glad to make you one for a price". Well, needless to say, I went looking for my own recipe and came across this one, don't know where I found it, but it is a great one.

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1 box
lemon cake mix with pudding
1 stick
butter, softened 1/2 cup.
eggs, beaten
1 box
powdered sugar, sifted
1 pkg
8oz. cream cheese, softened

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix Crust ingredients and press into bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan.

Mix and pour filling ingredients over crust.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
My notes:
If you cannot find the Lemon Cake Mix with pudding, simply add a box of instant lemon pudding to the dry cake mix.

Spray pan with Pam or Baking Spray to make removal easy.

Let cook completely before cutting into squares. These are very rich so keep squares more like bar size.

They don't seem to need to be refrigerated and lasted up to 3 days on my counter. I took half the pan to work and they were GONE. Good Recipe!!!

I will post a picture the next time I make them.

From the kitchen of Carolyn the Crafty Gourmet

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Robin DuPree robdupree
Jun 7, 2010
LOL...That was kind of cheap...your recipe looks good, and since I have never eaten Lemon Chess Squares, I am going to try your recipe.
Carolyn Stewart craftygourmet
Jun 9, 2010
Sure beat the heck out of me too. When I bring something good into work to share I usually bring several copies of the recipes also. I don't usually take any goodies or copies home. :)
Nov 15, 2010
Wow...that is so odd to me for his wife to make that comment. I thank you for coming across this recipe...it really sounds yum-o! :)
Carolyn Stewart craftygourmet
Nov 16, 2010
Robin and Donna, you really need to try this recipe. It will become a favorite, believe me.
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Nov 16, 2010
I love lemon anything..this sounds so yummy I love tart and sweet...That is terrible when people do that...I love to share my recipes as you can all see....I tell my kids I don't want to die and end up taking them with me to my grave they are meant to be shared especially if you are proud of the finished product...This way my kids can come here and get my recipes anytime they need or want one...
Donna Ramirez DuckMichelle
Mar 27, 2015
I always generously dust mine with powdered sugar after they've cooled. It looks pretty and gives them a little extra 'sweetness'!