Easy Lemon Bars

Easy Lemon Bars

These zesty lemon bars are a great on-the-go-snack or can be even had as tiny desserts!

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package (1 pound 0.5 ounces) lemon bar mix
Juice of 1 whole lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
cup vanilla-flavored protein powder
container (8 ounces) fat-free, cholesterol-free egg product
Powdered sugar, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350ยบ. Press dry crust from lemon bar mix in bottom of square pan (8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches). Bake 10 minutes.
  2. Add enough water to lemon juice to equal 1/2 cup. Place filling from lemon bar mix and protein powder in large bowl. Stir in egg product and lemon juice mixture with wire whisk until smooth. Pour filling over hot crust.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top just begins to brown and center is set. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 16 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Anne R. Shares her Recipe "The best diet for me includes small meals and enough protein to help me heal and feel good during treatments. I use protein powder to boost the protein in foods that I can eat, as in these lemon bars. For a zestier lemon flavor, I add grated lemon peel to the filling."
Low fiber; low residue
A Note from Dr. Ghosh These bars are a great snack or mini-meal when you are on the go! A daily dose of light exercise for 30 minutes can help combat your fatigue and lift your spirits.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 BAR)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 2g;
  • 1 Starch;
  • 1 Fruit;
  • 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.