Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I would not be allowed at the family Christmas party if I didn't make these. Super easy, inexpensive and delicious. Cut into small or large bars. The filling must be added to the hot crust – do not let the crust cool. Make sure to use a 9 inch pan (not an 8 inch). Also good when made with limes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the crust:.
  2. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350°F Generously butter a 9 inch baking dish.
  3. Make crust:.
  4. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in Rice Chex crumbs. Cut in butter using a pastry blender, a fork or two knives until butter is incorporated and the mixture has fine crumbs. Press mixture firmly into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes.
  5. While crust is baking prepare filling:.
  6. Combine all filling ingredients. Mix until well blended. Pour over hot base as soon as the base is finished baking. Return to oven for 15-20 minutes, until top is set but not browned. Cool. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. Cut into bars.


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I cannot believe that I have found this long lost recipe!! I am 50 yrs old and made this recipe all the time when I was a kid (it was sort of "my" thing for family potlucks). I lost the recipe many years ago but couldn't remember the EXACT ingrediants until I found it here! I am sooooooooo happy! I am going to whip up a batch tonight for my kids!

andergib June 15, 2011

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