Oatmeal cookie mix jump-starts the crust to a classic homemade lemon bar.
cup cold butter
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
teaspoons grated lemon peel
cup lemon juice
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
In large bowl, cut butter into cookie mix, using fork or pastry blender. Stir in egg until mixture is crumbly. Press half of cookie mixture into bottom of pan; bake 15 minutes.
In small bowl, stir condensed milk, lemon peel and lemon juice until thick. Spread over baked crust. Crumble remaining cookie mixture over top. Bake about 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 5 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
You'll need 2 medium lemons to get 1/4 cup juice.
Cut bars into bite-size squares and serve in mini paper cups.
Use fresh lemon juice for the best lemon flavor.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Bar
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.