These easy-to-make lemon bars are a crowd-pleaser with their bold flavor, citrusy aroma and light crust.

Aunt Ellie’s Lemon Bars

For the crust:
•       1 pkg lemon cake mix
•       1/3C canola oil
•       1 egg
•       zest of 1 lemon

For the filling:
•       8oz pkg cream cheese (softened)
•       1/3C sugar
•       zest of 1 lemon
•       3TBSP lemon juice
•       1 egg

Preheat oven to 375. Mix the crust ingredients together until crumbly then set aside 1 cup of the mixture. Lightly pat the remainder in a glass baking dish (approx 11”X13”). Bake for 15 minutes. Meantime mix the sugar and cream cheese til well blended. Add the remaining filling ingredients and mix well. Spread the filling on the baked crust and sprinkle the cup of remaining crust mix on top. Bake for 15 minutes more. Cool and cut into small squares. Refrigerate until served.