Lemon Creme Bars

Oatmeal cookie mix jump-starts the crust to a classic homemade lemon bar.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 25

Ingredients

1/2
cup cold butter
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
1
egg
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4
cup lemon juice
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
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.