Easy Lemon Oreo Bars


If you like this recipe, please share!

Lemon Oreo Bars are a lemony treat you’ll make all summer long. A delicious burst of lemon flavor in every delicious bite.

Pin Lemon Oreo Bars to make later.

Lemon Oreo bar on a blue plate.

While on a recent grocery shopping trip my oldest son somehow talked me into buying lemon Oreos.

They sat in our pantry for a couple of weeks.


When I asked him about the lemon Oreo cookies and why he hadn’t tried them yet, he gave me the teenage eye roll and shoulder shrug.

That was really all I needed to know. It was code for “when I get to them”. So I got to them first and made this delicious lemon Oreo bar.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

When you need an easy dessert for summer potluck parties, these lemon Oreo bars fit the bill.

  • This lemon recipe starts with a cake mix.
  • Lemon recipes are always popular.
  • Travels well making it ideal for a potluck party.
  • Great lemon flavor.
  • Easy enough for kids to help make.
  • Budget friendly.

Lemon Oreo Bars Twitter Image

Ingredients for Lemon Oreo Bars

Such an easy recipe that starts with a cake mix.

  • White Cake Mix
  • Lemon Oreo Cookies
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Water
  • Egg
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Water or Lemon Juice

I always have a variety of cake mixes in my pantry and I love to use them to get a treat made quickly.

If you’ve perused my blog much you know I love using cake mixes to make cookies too.

Cookie recipes that start with a cake mix include chocolate overload cookies and cake mix snickerdoodles.

Two Lemon Oreo Bars on a blue plate.

Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions

This is a thick batter and it’s a bit challenging to spread in the pan. Don’t be afraid to use your hands to press it into the pan.

When crushing the lemon Oreos leave some pieces large. You’re not trying to make crumbs. When sprinkling the cookie pieces, gently press them into the batter.

While I’ve not tried using a lemon cake mix, I bet it would be an amazing substitution. Let me know if you try it!

If you want an extra dose of lemon, add a bit of lemon extract or lemon juice to the powdered sugar icing.

I used only vanilla but I know the extra zing would be delicious. Lemon lovers will know what I mean.

If you enjoy these Lemon Oreo Bars be sure to check out Chocolate Oreo Bars too. Both are very kid-friendly recipes.

If you like lemon you'll fall in love with these lemon Oreo bars. An easy treat that comes together quickly by starting with a cake mix. Click to Tweet

Lemon Oreo Bars Pinterest Image

Lemon Oreo Bars

Lemon Oreo bars are bursting with lemon flavor.
4.50 from 12 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 bars, more if cut smaller.


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup crushed lemon Oreo cookies


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 – 2 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 9 pan and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, oil, water and egg. Batter will be thick. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with crushed cookies over the top of the batter, gently pressing into the batter.
  • Bake 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Once cool, make the glaze and drizzle over the bars. Cut into squares and serve.

Similar Posts


  1. Those lemon oreo bars sound delish!!! I’ll have to pin the recipe to try out the next time grandkiddies are here.

    Hope you and yours are doing well and riding out H. Irma safely. Please know that many are thinking of and praying for you and everyone in harm’s way!

  2. I’ve just discovered the joy of using a cake mix as the base to making cookies and I love it. Can’t wait to try your delicious twist on cake mix cookies.

  3. Oh My Gosh! I really would love these cookies. I also love an easy recipe. Thanks for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar event. I love to see what you bake each month.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating