Strawberry-Filled Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

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  • 30|min prep time
  • 2|hr|15|min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 32 servings

Base

1
box lemon or yellow cake mix
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
1/2
cup finely chopped almonds
1
cup strawberry preserves or jelly

Filling

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
egg
1/2
cup frozen concentrated margarita mix, thawed

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease 13x9-inch pan. Place cake mix in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until crumbly. Add almonds; mix well. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Stir preserves until smooth; carefully spread over base.
  2. 2 In same bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, salt and egg with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add margarita mix; beat at low speed until blended. Carefully pour filling over base. Sprinkle reserved base mixture over filling.
  3. 3 Bake 34 to 41 minutes or until edges begin to brown and center is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into bars. Store covered in refrigerator.

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