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Pink Lemonade and Key Lime Pie Cookie Bars & Giveaway

by Laura

I have Spring Fever? How about you?  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.

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 and both versions 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
  • 4 Duncan Hines frosting creations limited edition flavors: Pink Lemonade, Key Lime, Peaches and Crème, and Fruit Punch
  • Wilton 6 ct Treat Pop containers
  • 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


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease or line a 9 x 13 pan with aluminum foil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, and zest (plus extract for pink lemonade version) until well combined.
  4. Press dough evenly into the prepared 9 x 13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  6. Pour packet of flavor mix into the can of Duncan Hines frosting creations frosting starter.
  7. 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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53 comments

Bobbie Howell April 13, 2013 - 10:21 am

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!

Carolyn April 13, 2013 - 7:25 am

Bake all the time and would love to win this.

Gloria Taylor April 13, 2013 - 12:06 am

I would love to enter this giveaway.

Gloria Taylor April 13, 2013 - 12:14 am

I would love to try the key lime or the pink lemonade cookie bars.

Leann Lindeman March 11, 2013 - 9:34 am

Key lime sounds amazing!

Carol W March 11, 2013 - 6:14 am

I would like to try the cotton candy

Chriss March 9, 2013 - 10:40 pm

I’d like to try the peaches n creme.

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions March 9, 2013 - 5:24 pm

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

Julie March 9, 2013 - 8:53 am

pink leomnade

Dezi A March 8, 2013 - 3:10 pm

I’ll definitely be trying the Pink Lemonade. Love that flavor in anything!!

Kay Gee March 7, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Peaches and cream

MKat March 7, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Key Lime and coconut are my faves!

Staci A March 7, 2013 - 10:18 am

The fruit punch sounds yummy!

Jenny March 7, 2013 - 5:00 am

pink lemonade

Susan C March 6, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Key Lime!!

TJ March 6, 2013 - 4:25 pm

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

Jennifer March 6, 2013 - 3:58 pm

I can’t wait to try the Peaches and Creme! Sounds Yummy!

Kesha March 6, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Peaches and creme

Suzze March 6, 2013 - 8:05 am

Key Lime is my favorite flavor ever! I can’t wait to find this one and try it!

Stacey Burke March 6, 2013 - 7:54 am

I think I would like to try the pink lemonade

Lee March 6, 2013 - 7:24 am

Peaches and cream!!

Lee March 6, 2013 - 7:19 am

Peaches n’ cream!!

erin March 6, 2013 - 7:06 am

Key lime! Yum.

Terri C March 5, 2013 - 11:12 pm

Key Lime sounds so good!

Kathy S March 5, 2013 - 8:51 pm

Pink Lemonade

Cindy March 5, 2013 - 5:22 pm

I grew up eating pink lemonade pie so that who’d be my favorite flavor!

Tanja Fussell March 5, 2013 - 4:48 pm

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

Maralea March 5, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Would love to try Strawberry Shortcake!

Cathy Jeppsen March 5, 2013 - 3:27 pm

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

TrishInFL March 5, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Peaches and Cream!!

Shanna March 5, 2013 - 2:45 pm

I would definitely choose the key lime. I love the taste and I love the color!

Dorothy F. March 5, 2013 - 2:08 pm

Key lime of course

Dorothy F. March 5, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Have to try the Key Lime.Yum.

Andrea D. March 5, 2013 - 2:02 pm

I would like to try the Peaches and Cream flavor.

Margaret March 5, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Fruit punch sounds amazing!

Casey March 5, 2013 - 12:59 pm

I would love to try key lime.

Desi March 5, 2013 - 12:57 pm

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

Joy (Yesterfood) March 5, 2013 - 12:34 pm

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

Eva March 5, 2013 - 12:33 pm

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

Maria W. March 5, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Peaches & Cream. I will definitely buy this product.

Shelly March 5, 2013 - 12:16 pm

I can’t decide between the pink lemonade and the key lime! They both sound good!

Barbara March 5, 2013 - 11:52 am

It’s a tough choice but think I’d go for Key Lime.

Sarah G March 5, 2013 - 11:50 am

The Key Lime Pie!

Katie March 5, 2013 - 11:48 am

The Key Lime Pie one sounds amazing.

Carol O March 5, 2013 - 11:38 am

Definately the Peaches and Cream!!

Joan March 5, 2013 - 11:36 am

I would like to try the peaches and creme.

D Schmidt March 5, 2013 - 11:24 am

I would like to try the Peaches and Creme

Jan March 5, 2013 - 9:27 am

Yup, the Key Lime Pie is a must try!

Nicole March 5, 2013 - 9:25 am

Pink lemonade would be perfect for spring!

latanya March 5, 2013 - 9:20 am

peaches and creme

Jaime March 5, 2013 - 8:57 am

the key lime pie all the way – yum!!

Stacy March 5, 2013 - 7:32 am

I would like to try the Peaches and Creme.

mrsblocko March 5, 2013 - 7:08 am

The pink lemonade looks fun to try!

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