Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I adopted this recipe from the Recipezaar account as I am always on the look out for make ahead desserts. This is the original introduction: "This is a recipe that has been a fave in our family. They got their name because they are so good that they are 'guaranteed to make your jeans fit tighter'. Cheesy saying, I know, but they are really good!(= Hope you enjoy them too!"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut margarine into flour and sugar until crumbly.
  3. Press into bottom of 9x13 pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  6. In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients; mix well.
  7. Spread over partially baked crust.
  8. Return to oven and bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. In small bowl, blend all frosting ingredients until creamy and spread over bars.


Most Helpful

These were good. I made the recipe as written. I think the filling was great but the crust needed something more, but the frosting rocked.

Starluvsky October 04, 2009

Just made these and could not wait until they were cool. Cut a piece out of the pan and put a little frosting on it. DELICIOUS! My daughter will be gobbling these up after play practice. Thanks for posting!

Mavis S. February 25, 2008

Ok! I was wrong! These totally rock, frosting and all! (I OD'ed on them when they first came out of the oven, and reached my sugar quotient! That's why I thought the frosting was initially unnecessary.) I can admit when I'm wrong! This one's a definite keeper! Thanks for posting!

Me & Mr. Jones December 30, 2007

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