Layer after sweet layer, these lemon-lime bars are full of the best citrus flavors. What's even more amazing is that they take just 20 minutes to prep.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
35 vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 tsp. zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 2 lime s, divided
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup cold milk
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
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Let's Make It
Combine wafer crumbs, margarine and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom of 9-inch square pan.
Beat cream cheese, lime juice and remaining sugar until blended; spread over crust.
Beat pudding mixes, milk and lime zest in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. (Pudding will be thick.) Stir in COOL WHIP; spread over cream cheese layer in pan.
Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
Serve topped with additional thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and lime zest.
How to Soften the Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 15 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
For easy cleanup, line baking pan with foil using this easy method. Turn pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of pan, smoothing corners as needed. Remove foil. When you turn the pan over, the foil fits perfectly inside the pan.
No-Mess Crumb Crust
Place whole wafers in large resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Use rolling pin to crush wafers in the bag. Add melted margarine and 2 Tbsp. of the sugar; press excess air from bag before sealing bag. Squeeze bag until ingredients are well blended. Spoon crumb mixture into baking pan. Use spoon or small measuring cup to firmly press the crumb mixture onto bottom of pan.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.