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Pink Lemonade and Key Lime Pie Cookie Bars & Giveaway

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I have Spring Fever? How about you?  Today, I’m talking spring along with Pink Lemonade and Key Lime Pie Cookie Bars. The weather here just keeps teasing me. When it reaches 50 here I am running around with no jacket taking in every ounce of sunshine I can.  I long for the days of capri’s and sandals! I am kind of excited that Easter is early this year.  That means I can start decorating with those bright and beautiful spring colors even if it happens to still look like winter out side most of the time.

Well, Duncan Hines Has released 4 new frosting creation flavors to help us spring into the season.

 These flavors will be available March 2013 and include – key lime pie, fruit punch, peaches and creme, and pink lemonade. I was given a speak peek of the flavors and asked to create a recipe with them.  I was pulled in by the key lime pie and the pink lemonade versions.  Those are 2 of my favorite Spring/Summer flavors. I settled on making some cookie bars with those 2 flavors in mind and what I came up with is the recipe below.

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Both were delicious, but I do have to admit the Coconut Key Lime Pie version was my favorite.  I used the Duncan Hines supreme coconut cake mix to make that one.  If you can’t get the coconut cake mix, just use the white cake mix like I did in the pink lemonade version and use coconut extract in place of the lemon extract. I elected not to use the lemon cake mix for the pink lemonade cookie bars in order to get a lighter lemon flavor.  However, you could always use that if you would like to. Just don’t use the lemon extract and you can probably leave out the lemon zest too.

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The key lime version would be perfect to serve up for St. Patty’s Day.

Plus, both Pink Lemonade and Key Lime Pie Cookie Bars would be a perfect way to end your Easter dinner. Did I tell you how much I have Spring Fever!

Duncan Hines is also providing a prize pack to help you bake some sweet treats popping with the yummy new Spring frosting creation flavors. the prize includes:

  • 4 Duncan Hines cake mixes
  • 4 Duncan Hines frosting creation starters
  • Wilton 6 ct Treat Pop containers
  • 4 Duncan Hines frosting creations limited edition flavors: Pink Lemonade, Key Lime, Peaches and Crème, and Fruit Punch
  • Wilton Mini Whoopie Pie Pan
  • Wilton Pearlized Jimmies
  • “The Pastry Chef’s Companion” by Glenn Rinsky

To enter this giveaway see the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.

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Pink Lemonade and Key Lime Pie Cookie Bars

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Ingredients
  

Pink Lemonade Version:

  • 1 pkg Duncan Hines White Cake Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • ½ tsp lemon extract
  • 1 can Duncan Hines Frosting Creations frosting starter
  • 1 pkt Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Pink Lemonade flavor mix
  • sprinkles optional for decoration

Coconut Key Lime Pie Version:

  • 1 pkg Duncan Hines Coconut Supreme Cake Mix **see note
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • zest of one lime
  • 1 can Duncan Hines Frosting Creations frosting starter
  • 1 pkt Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Key Lime Pie flavor mix
  • toasted coconut optional for decoration

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease or line a 9 x 13 pan with aluminum foil.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, and zest (plus extract for pink lemonade version) until well combined.
  • Press dough evenly into the prepared 9 x 13 pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  • Pour packet of flavor mix into the can of Duncan Hines frosting creations frosting starter.
  • Spread or pipe the frosting over the cooled bars. Cut into bars and sprinkle with sprinkles or toasted coconut if desired. Makes 18-24 bars.

Notes

A white cake mix along with 1/2 tsp coconut extract can be used in place of the coconut cake mix.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I am part of Duncan Hines Passionate Blogger Program. My opinions are my own.

53 Comments

  1. I love baking, but have to take to work otherwise my husband and I would eat and both be as big as a house. Would love to win the prize!

  2. Those key lime bars look dreamy! I would like to try the key lime or peaches in cream frosting creations!

  3. Definitely going to go for the peaches and cream. One of my favorite flavors when I was a kid.

  4. It’s a tossup between pink lemonade and peaches and cream! What a great idea!

  5. Hmm…Key Lime or Pink Lemonade, it’s a toss up! They both sound great.

  6. To be honest, they all make me really happy! But the Key Lime and Pink Lemonade are really callin me!

  7. I’m a pretty big fan of Key Lime, so it would probably be that! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  8. I would love to try the key lime flavor and the pinkk Lemonade flavor they sound delicious

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