Bar #89: Pink Lemonade Neiman Marcus

Pink Lemonade Bars…Kensington was all over this.
It’s so hard to believe that I’m already on bar #89!  It feels like yesterday that I was working my way through bundt cakes and now, I’m about to wrap up two years of working on bars.  After this, we have the final 10 and then it’s over for the bars.  
Now, what’s the only thing that makes lemon taste better?  Adding a little pink.  There’s just something about that pink lemonade combination that says happy summer. 
Shopping List
1 box of lemon cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick melted butter
1 box of powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon of lemon zest
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
a drop or two of pink food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray (I use Pam) a  9×13 inch pan.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter.  Spread in bottom of pan to form your first layer.
In a second bowl, beat with electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs, cream cheese, lemon zest and lemon juice until smooth.  Mix in food coloring until.  Spread this layer on top of first layer.
Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are slightly brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).
Remove from oven and cool on counter 30 minutes, then refrigerate 2 hours up to 2 days.

Pink Lemonade Bars will brighten up any summer day!


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  • Lindsay May 31, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Such a fun Neiman Marcus Bar Recipe! I've made these before and they come out amazing! You can actually find Pink Lemonade cake mix – it's a Pillsbury summer flavor!

  • Ramona May 31, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    These look so yum and fun! I was just wondering if you can make them in a smaller pan for a little bit thicker bar? Like maybe an 8×10? Thanks so much!

  • ihavenogreaterjoy June 1, 2015 at 3:01 am

    I have followed your food blog for a while, and I'm always inspired! i love your quick and easy yet delicious recipes. With lots of kiddos, I need quick & delicious! I've wanted to ask you for a while… has your family seen Ratatouille ? It would be a great pick for family movie night for your crew sometime. I think you would love it. Here is my favorite bar for you to try sometime… You may have tried it and I missed it. This is so very simple yet so, so good. People ALWAYS ask me for the recipe! I think they're called "Neiman Marcus Brownies" but they seem like Blondies to me– or butter pecan bars. Crust: 1 pkg butter pecan cake mix, 1 egg, & 1 stick butter. Mix & press. Topping: 2 eggs, 1 stick butter, 1 pkg pow sugar, 8 oz cream chz, chopped pecans sprinkled on top. Bake 55 min. Try it sometime 🙂

  • Anonymous June 23, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Hi Mama:
    Do you cook these layers seperately?