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Decadent Strawberry Lime Gooey Bars

Decadent Strawberry Lime Gooey Bars

Recipe shared by:Duncan Hines

Made with Duncan Hines® Decadent Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Cupcake Mix, condensed milk and lime zest, these gooey bars are sure to be a hit all summer long.

  • Hands-on Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 60 Minutes
  • Servings: 16 bars
  • Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE


Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 9x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Combine cake mix, egg, 1 stick softened butter, lime juice and zest in medium bowl with wooden spoon until well blended. (Batter will be thick) Reserve about 1/3 of the batter. Press the remaining batter into the prepared pan. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over top of cake mixture.
  • Crumble the reserved cake batter evenly over the top, pressing down lightly.
  • Bake for 29-32 minutes or until edges start to brown.
  • Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 16 bars.
  • Prepare frosting pouch according to package directions with remaining butter and water.
  • Spread bars with frosting. If desired, garnish with additional lime peel.

Tips & Inspirations

Pour 2-3 cups of sugar into a sealable container. Combine with the zest of one lemon, shake well and store. Lemon infused sugar can be used immediately or kept for months, just like regular sugar.

Keep brown sugar soft by adding a couple of marshmallows to the bag.

To make crystallized honey liquid again make it liquid again, place the honey jar in a container that allows water to move around it freely. Run under a hot water tap (shaking occasionally) until the crystals have melted.

For a uniform bake, always scoop and bake the same size cookie. This will ensure your cookies cooked to just the correct doneness every time.

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