How to Make Sunshine White Chocolate Orange Cream Bars

This dessert bar is the sister to my Midnight Raspberry Crunch Bar. Opposite as night and day, the Sunshine bar is lighter, uses white chocolate and has the refreshing taste of orange and vanilla.

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How to Make Sunshine White Chocolate Orange Cream Bars Recipe
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Prepare 9x13 baking sheet pan with baking pan release spray.

Prepare 9x13 baking sheet pan with baking pan release spray.

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In your mixing bowl place the contents, 1 package of your favorite white cake mix (18 oz) and 1 stick + 2 tablespoons of butter. You can blend this with your hands as well.

In your mixing bowl place the contents, 1 package of your favorite white cake mix (18 oz) and 1 stick + 2 tablespoons of butter. You can blend this with your hands as well.

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Blend together until crumbly.

Blend together until crumbly.

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Reserve just about 1 cup of crumbs and add it to 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips, mix together and set aside. This is the crumb topping for your  Sunshine bar.

Reserve just about 1 cup of crumbs and add it to 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips, mix together and set aside. This is the crumb topping for your Sunshine bar.

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Place the remaining crumbs onto your prepared sheet pan.

Place the remaining crumbs onto your prepared sheet pan.

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Press into sheet pan and set aside.

Press into sheet pan and set aside.

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Gather filling ingredients; cream cheese, sugar, egg, mascarpone, vanilla bean, an orange and white chocolate chips

Gather filling ingredients; cream cheese, sugar, egg, mascarpone, vanilla bean, an orange and white chocolate chips

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Using 1/2 a vanilla bean, Cut a vanilla bean lengthwise. Be careful!

Using 1/2 a vanilla bean, Cut a vanilla bean lengthwise. Be careful!

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Using the back of the blade, you can scrape out the vanilla bean paste.

Using the back of the blade, you can scrape out the vanilla bean paste.

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Zest one orange. Smells so good!

Zest one orange. Smells so good!

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Squeeze the juice out of that orange and reserve it for the filling.

Squeeze the juice out of that orange and reserve it for the filling.

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In the mixing bowl; cream cheese, sugar, vanilla bean paste and orange zest. And a splash of pure vanilla extract just because ... I love vanilla.

In the mixing bowl; cream cheese, sugar, vanilla bean paste and orange zest. And a splash of pure vanilla extract just because ... I love vanilla.

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Blend until smooth. Scrape bowl at least one time while blending.

Blend until smooth. Scrape bowl at least one time while blending.

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Blend in an egg.

Blend in an egg.

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Blend in mascarpone.

Blend in mascarpone.

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Blend in the reserved fresh squeezed orange juice.

Blend in the reserved fresh squeezed orange juice.

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Add in white chocolate chips, stir in with a rubber spatula or spoon.

Add in white chocolate chips, stir in with a rubber spatula or spoon.

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Pour orange cream filling over your shortbread - like crust.

Pour orange cream filling over your shortbread - like crust.

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Spread evenly with a spatula.

Spread evenly with a spatula.

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Sprinkle with the reserved crumbs.

Sprinkle with the reserved crumbs.

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Place on the lower middle rack of a 350f oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Place on the lower middle rack of a 350f oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

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Baked light or just until the cheese puffs slightly around the outer edge and is set in the center. Cool completely before cutting or refrigerate over night.

Baked light or just until the cheese puffs slightly around the outer edge and is set in the center. Cool completely before cutting or refrigerate over night.

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Some tools of the trade to cut and serve this refreshingly tasty dessert.

Some tools of the trade to cut and serve this refreshingly tasty dessert.

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Fresh and light! Opposite as day ....

Fresh and light! Opposite as day ....

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and midnight ... Enjoy!

and midnight ... Enjoy!

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Thank you for viewing my Sunshine White Chocolate Orange Cream Bar. I hope that you "like" it. Please check out some of my other wonderful chocolate desserts!

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