Orange Creamsicle Bars

Orange Creamsicle Bars: Soft and chewy orange bars topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting: tastes just like an orange creamsicle!

Orange Creamsicle Bars

In general I’m not a big fan of citrus. It is too sharp and tangy for my palette. However, when you mix orange with sweet cream, it becomes truly magical in my mind.

I’ve always enjoyed frozen orange creamsicles, but let’s be honest they’re not the most exciting dessert in the world.

I wanted to capture the contrast of tangy citrus with mellow cream in a dessert. These Orange Creamsicle bars do just that.

Orange Creamsicle Bars

Orange Creamsicle Bars Recipe

Orange Creamsicle Bars
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 1 Small Box Instant Vanilla Pudding (3.4 oz)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Teaspoons Orange Extract
  • Orange Food Dye (or red and yellow!)
  • 4 Tablespoons Salted Butter, Softened
  • 3 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl stir cake mix and pudding until just combined. Mix in eggs, oil, orange extract, and food coloring.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Cool completely.
  5. Mix butter, cream cheese, and vanilla together. Gradually add powdered sugar. Spread frosting over the bars with an offset spatula.

Orange Creamsicle Bars Adapted via:Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Orange Creamsicle Bars

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Copycat Frosty

Outrageously Delicious Orange Recipes from Bloggers I love:
Orange Pushup Smoothie via Averie Cooks
Orange Pound Cake via Crazy For Crust
Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake via Inside Bru Crew Life
Orange Scones Via Shugary Sweets
Orange Creamsicle Truffles via Cooking Classy

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  1. The orange bars sound good. I’m going to make these next week. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. These look so fun and remind me of all the creamsicle and dreamsicle flavored things of my childhood!
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  3. Might want to re-do your recipe. Better off using a 13×9 pan — the bars will come out thin like the picture and not 2 inches thick like in the 8×8 pan. Also, if baked in the 8×8 pan, they need to be in the oven for more like 40 min, not 15-20. Will be trying original recipe in 13×9 pan next time. Thanks anyway.

    • Hi Emily,
      I’m sorry you had a bad experience with my recipe. I made mine using the smaller pan, as I prefer a thicker/chewier bar. Sometimes the camera/angle can makes things look different.
      Thanks for sharing your feedback with me.

  4. I want to make these in 9 x13 pan so could I double the recipe to make a thicker/chewer bar? I know it’s going to have to bake longer…but I am like you I think I would like the thicker bar.Thanks for the recipe they really sound delicious.

  5. Hi Candi,

    Your bars would be a lot thicker, but yes I think it would turn out just fine in a 9×13!!