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Simple Lemon Bars


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 small box lemon pudding (NOT INSTANT)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 5 teaspoons water


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients until crumbly.
  2. Reserve 1 cup for topping, press remainder in the bottom of a greased 15 x 10-inch pan.
  3. Combine pudding, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract; mix well.
  4. Spread over crust, then sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and water. Drizzle over warm bars.
  7. Cool completely and store in refrigerator.

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