You can’t change the weather, but you can brighten up the day

Bake up a batch of Sunkist Lemon Bars. With a package of Betty Crocker Sunkist Lemon Cake Mix. Or Sunny Orange Bars with Betty Crocker Sunkist Orange cake Mix. Both have tart, tangy natural fruit flavor. And you make them even sunnier by adding real lemon or orange people.

They’re easy to make. Sunny to taste. And sure to brighten up any day.

Betty Crocker Sunkist Lemon Bars-recipe-may-1974

Sunkist Lemon Bars recipe


1 egg
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 package Betty Crocker Sunkist Lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/4 cup lemon juice
Powdered sugar, if desired


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix 1 egg, butter and dry cake mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup. Pat rest into ungreased 13x9x2 inch pan. Bake 15 minutes or until light brown.

Beat 2 eggs, sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon peel and juice with rotary beater until light and foamy. Pour over hot crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until light brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool. Cut into bars 2×1-1/2 inches.

Makes 32 bars

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